More Good News – John Carver Signs Long Term Deal


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. 😀



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15 comments so far

  • Tal_nufc4eva

    Feb 25, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #1

    more than 1 good news in 1 day?
    something must be wrong.
    mike, are you on your deathbed or something 🙂

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  • Spotlight Kid

    Feb 25, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #2

    I’m delighted Carver has signed up properly, I was actually hoping he would come in with Hoots after Calderwood left.

    Finally someone who doesn’t take sh*t in a position of power. As much as I am impressed Tiote has comitted (and if Pardew secured this then fair dos & credit to him, as much as I dislike him) it is Carver’s long term presence that has finally arrested the post-Hoots sinking feeling…

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  • fungus44

    Feb 25, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #3

    now we have tiote and J C singed up only need barton and josie to do the same and we are on the up and up once again

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  • The Entertainers

    Feb 25, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #4

    Really happy that Carver has signed all players seem to really enjoy working with him ( except Bellamy, which is an endorsement in itself ) rated as a quality coach. Well done Nufc !
    Really hope Barton and Enrique sign, would be delighted. Our best two players this term!

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  • AndyE93

    Feb 25, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #5

    It is weird to see so much positivity from our fans today. Really like JC as he’ll be able to help translate our feelings to our foreigner boss. AP has done a good job so far and it seems like Ashley is hoping to gain some popularity with the fans. Positive signs from Pardew’s interview on sky saying we will be making signings in the summer. Makes me think they may already be planning.

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  • AndyE93

    Feb 25, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #6

    The Entertainer I’m sure even Bellamy said that he enjoyed working with him, after the bust up obviously. On another note it still pains me to watch our relegation season on the premiership years. I love that programme but when i know it’s that season i have to switch it off.

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  • Colo2

    Feb 25, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #7

    Haha 2 fantastic pieces of news in one morning unbelievable. An excellent lift for the players and us fans ahead of the game tomorrow HWTL

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  • Magforlife

    Feb 25, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #8

    Andy Carroll recently signed a five year deal.
    Great news today, but lets not go smelling all those roses just yet.
    No not another doom monger just a realist !

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  • toonturtle

    Feb 25, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #9

    Can’t believe it, good news at Newcastle!!

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  • super bartooon

    Feb 25, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #10

    Pardew the Puppet eey can the doom and gloom merchants eat atleast not the whole humble pie but a slice of it .for this man can’t do any better than he has done under the circumstances.Great news all around great timing with the crucial bolton game tomorow let’s have it…HWTL.

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  • Spuggy

    Feb 25, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #11

    What a great day. We defo need to sign up Enrique and Barton on long terms BEFORE the summer frenzy. If any one goes we get top dollar, let’s face it anyone has there price but at least it will enable us to reinvest or keep best players.

    If we can tie them down and in the summer get the likes of players like Gervinho, Sturridge, Larrson and Ireland (if show form) and a couple squad players for LB and CB cover I’ll be over the moon!

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  • DarloGeordie

    Feb 25, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #12

    Super bartoon

    So what had AP done here read the previous article and the headline where it said ASHLEY wanted Tiote to sign it was the big mans decision all Pardew did is an interview for sky sports…

    Enough negativity from me good day all round, happy days 🙂

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  • Sav

    Feb 25, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Next up, Joey Barton.

    ….And what of Enrique?

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  • xfer

    Feb 25, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #14

    Great news.

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  • dazza

    Feb 26, 2011 at 4:12 AM

    Comment #15

    Sign and trade scenarios are very popular in the NBA. It allows the trading or selling club to maximize their return, i.e. Andy carrol. If city want to pay 40m for tiote in the summer thats fine but if they got him or say jose for much less b/c their contracts were running down it would be a travesty.

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