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Newcastle United Chief Scout Graham Carr leaves by ‘mutual consent’

Newcastle United have parted company with chief scout Graham Carr.

Newcastle United have taken to Twitter to announce the departure of club Chief Scout, Graham Carr. Carr joined the Geordies during their first stint in the Championship eight-years ago.

Unfortunately for Carr, Toon boss Rafael Benitez has wished for more control over the transfers than previous managers Alan Pardew and Steve McClaren had.

Carr brought fan-favourites Yohan Cabaye, Hatem Ben Arfa and the late Cheick Tiote to the club for bargain prices.

Following the success of his findings, Carr signed a gigantic eight-year contract with the club in 2012.

Since then, Carr has failed to match his early success and has witnessed the likes of Florian Thauvin and Remy Cabella fail to impress. The 72-year-old still had three years left on his deal.

In the clubs official statement, managing director Lee Charnley said:

“It has been my pleasure to work with Graham over the last seven years as both a colleague and a friend.”

“Everyone connected with Newcastle United wishes Graham the very best for the future.

The scouting operation at Newcastle is under review and the club state that an announcement will be made soon.

It is now clear that Rafa Benitez has final say on transfers at Newcastle United.

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