John Carver got straight down to work today after signing on today, as the Newcastle United Assistant Manager through the end of the season.
John Carver - training with the Newcastle squad today
Carver’s appointment has been very well received by Newcastle fans, if the comments on this blog are anything to go by.
And we dare say that John was always the favorite with the Geordie fans, and as we said earlier today, we now have a link back to the Bobby Robson era on Tyneside, through Carver being back at the club.
In May of 2009, just after Newcastle were relegated, John Carver was seen with Alan Shearer a few times, and he had just conveniently resigned from Toronto FC in late April, and it could have been that he was all set to become the Assistant Manager at Newcastle under Alan Shearer.
Certainly that’s what we reported at the time, but from early June of of that year, the Newcastle owner just seemed to ignore Alan completely.
So it could be that John may have some current reservations about the owner, but the main thing is for John to get stuck in with the training and help Alan as much as he can.
And these pictures today certainly seem to show that’s just exactly what he’s done, and now to form a good working relationship with Alan Pardew, and also with Newcastle’s other two first team coaches, Steve Stone and Willie Donachie.
Newcastle Assistant manager and captain talk this afternoon
Somebody’s getting an earful!