Alan Pardew returns to Newcastle tomorrow, and his staff will also be arriving back soon, to get ready for pre-season training on July 4th.
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Assistant manager John Carver seems to be looking forward to this pre-season, and he says everybody else at the club is too.
It’s great to have John back at his home town club, because it gives us all a link back to the Bobby Robson days, when Newcastle were a top four side in the Premier League and took part in the European Champions League.
Bobby was also terrific as the Newcastle manager of course, and was respected throughout the football world, and he often said that managing Newcastle was his dream job.
This is what John told the Newcastle press corps today:
“I’ve never known a bunch of players and a backroom team that are so keen to get back to work.”“The one thing that stuck out during the last few weeks of training was that the lads were already talking about the new season.”
“Everybody was looking forward to a well-earned break after the season just gone – everybody from the manager to the players and all of the backroom staff here and the people behind the scenes.”
“But the hunger and enthusiasm here is second to none, and everybody is geared up for the challenge that lies in wait.” “When you have that desire to succeed, coming into train becomes a pleasure for the players and everybody is looking forward to that.”
“We have our tour of America coming up as well, and trips like that are excellent when it comes to players bonding.”
“As a coaching team it is not ideal to come in mid-season like we did at the turn of the year but, with a pre-season of hard work ahead, we can look to kick on and build on last year.”
It certainly seems to be an exciting time for Newcastle fans this summer, because if the news is to be believed, Newcastle have already made several good offers for some very good players.
And it seems at least one signing will be announced tomorrow, when Yohan Cabaye will sign on for the Magpies, and this lad could become a great buy at only €5M.
It would also be terrific if there was a surprise, and an Ivory Coast winger was also unveiled on Tyneside tomorrow.
Here’s hoping. 😀