Report: Graham Carr set to leave Newcastle United

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The chief scout has struggled to rediscover his midas touch at Newcastle United recently.

Newcastle United's chief scout Graham Carr is set to leave the club shortly, as manager Rafael Benitez prepares to bring in his own scouting team, according to The Telegraph.

The much-maligned scout has a very hit and miss record when it comes to recruiting players and many Newcastle fans hold him responsible for the state of the current team, which was relegated to the Championship this past season despite an outlay of £80 million over the previous two transfer windows.

Carr, who joined the club in 2010, is credited with the signings of Papiss Cisse, Cheick Tiote and Yohan Cabaye to name but a few, but more recently his scouting nous appears to have failed him as Remy Cabella, Emmanule Riviere, Florian Thauvin and Siem de Jong have flattered to deceive for the Magpies.

The 71-year-old offered his resignation to the North-East club this past season and, according to The Telegraph, owner Mike Ashley has decided to accept it, leaving Carr free to leave the club in the coming weeks.

The Magpies finished 18th in the Premier League table, two points behind North-East rivals Sunderland, who relegated them last week by thumping Everton at the Stadium of Light.

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