It certainly seems that Alan Pardew is a good leader.
John Carver – praise today form his new boss
Not only has the man quickly gained the support of his Newcastle playing squad, but he has also quickly assembled what is looking to be a first class coaching staff at the Newcastle club.
And that was cemented yesterday, with the long term signing of former Bobby Robson assistant John Carver.
No longer is t=it the bare bones staff that Chris Hughton managed the club with.
Alan said this today about his coaching staff:
“I am very happy with the staff I have here.” “It has worked very, very well.”
And Alan had particular praise for his new second in command John Carver as he added:
“I can see why he was a success here last time round.” “Also why he is a successful coach.”
“He has worked very well with myself and I am very pleased.”
Pardew also said that – like all of us – he is learning from his past experiences in management, and we expect him to be a much better manager now than he was previously at his former clubs.
“As a younger manager at West Ham and Reading, I changed a lot of staff.”
“In hindsight, while it worked well, I did not need to do that.”
“The staff here are great. I am not looking to change anything with the staff here.”
For the record this is Alan’s support staff he has at Newcastle, including the medical staff:
Assistant Manager: John Carver
First Team Coach: Steve Stone
Development Coach: Willie Donachie
Goalkeeping Coach: Andy Woodman
Head Physio: David Henderson
Physio: Derek Wright
Fitness Coach: Simon Tweddle
Masseurs: Mickey Holland, Davey Upton
Reserve Team Manager: Peter Beardsley
Academy Manager: Joe Joyce
Academy Goalkeeping Coach: Chris Terpcou
Academy Physio: Carl Nelson
Academy Fitness Coach: Jack Ade
Academy Elite Development Co-ordinator: Luke Hoban
Chief Scout: Graham Carr
Club Scouts: Ray Gooding, Vic Halom, Norman Wooster