NEWCASTLE United boss Alan Pardew could recruit a new coach in the summer – but such a move wouldn’t threaten the backroom team he has in place.
The club’s hierarchy will undertake a thorough review of what has been a disappointing campaign in the summer.
Pardew is looking to added to his playing staff, with the club’s campaign having highlighted a lack of depth in several areas, not least up front.
And he could also recruit a junior coach to complement his close-knit team.
Pardew is assistant by No2 John Carver, first-team coach Steve Stone and goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman.
Like Pardew, the trio are all signed on eight-year contracts.
Last season Pardew labelled Carver – who also served Sir Bobby Robson – as his “best” United signing, such has been his influence behind the scenes.
Pardew worked with ex-United player Kevin Dillon and Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson at Reading and Charlton Athletic respectively.