Pardew open-minded over Kinnear role

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew tells BBC Newcastle he is open-minded over the appointment of Joe Kinnear as director of football at St James' Park.

Magpies owner Mike Ashley brought former boss Kinnear back to Tyneside to oversee recruitment, with Pardew reporting to the 66-year-old.

However Pardew is confident he will maintain control of first-team affairs.

Alan Pardew was talking to BBC Newcastle's Mick Lowes, and the full interview will be available to hear on BBC Newcastle's Total Sport programme on Monday, 8 July 2013 from 17:30 BST.

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