Well would you believe it – even more good news this morning following the Tiote signing, as local lad John Carver has signed a new long term deal to stay on Tyneside as Assistant Manager to Alan Pardew.
John and Alan – Carver signed up long term today through 2016!
Newcastle have lost just one game since the Newcastle-born coach was appointed as Assistant Manager to 49 year-old Alan Pardew last month.
It seems the former assistant to the great Sir Bobby Robson, has worked well with the Londoner and first-team coach Steve Stone in the few weeks he’s been back at the club.
46 year-old Carver today signed a five-and-a-half year deal, before tomorrow’s tough Premier League game with Bolton, and that’s now even more reason the lads need the win tomorrow afternoon.
A delighted John Carver said today:
“It is great to get this sorted out.” “It was right for the manager to give me a short-term deal at the time, because I did not know him and a lot of the players had changed too.”
“However, it has been a great month or so, and when he gave me the long-term deal I was delighted.”
“I have been around the world over the last few years and need to settle down now, and where better than my home town club?”
Pardew has helped stabilize the Newcastle club following the sacking of the popular Chris Hughton, and Alan paid tribute to Carver, after just a few weeks back to his home town club.
Alan talked about John at the club’s Benton Training Headquarters:
“John returned here on a short-term contract to allow us to work together and get to know each other.“It has, without doubt, been a huge success.”
“I have really enjoyed working with John and I am delighted he has signed a new deal to make this a long-term partnership.”
Good words from Alan and let’s hope the two of them can now take the famous Newcastle United club forward and into the top six in the Premier League – and back into Europe – and the sooner the better.
We were hoping that John and Alan would gel – for the sake of the Newcastle club – and that looks just exactly what has happened, which is also good news for Alan Pardew, because this will be seen as a terrific coaching appointment by Newcastle fans.
Well that’s two pieces of good news this morning and after our first article this morning – questioning whether Mike would pay up the money to keep our top players on Tyneside – this news will hopefully help sway Joey and Jose to stay on Tyneside.
We hope so in any case.