Ashley Considering Appointing John Carver As Manager


The Star is reporting tonight that Mike Ashley is considering appointing 49 year-old assistant manager John Carver as the new Newcastle manager to replace Alan Pardew, who will join Crystal Palace in the next day or two.

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John Carver – may get Newcastle job

And there is also a similar report in the Mirror that Mike Ashley is strongly considering the Geordie for the job.

John Carver (and Steve Stone) will definitely take over the caretaker management of the club at least for the next two games and until a manager is appointed.

So perhaps Ashley could wait to see how the results go, before making a final decision on who to appoint as the Newcastle manager.

Ashley  could even keep John as Assistant manager until the end of the season, when top managers like Frank de Boer would be available from Ajax, but not before.

Carver was born and bred in Newcastle, and he was also assistant manager to Sir Bobby Robson from 1999 through 2004 – and he was then the Youth Team manager for a short time, before leaving Newcastle.

John Carver was appointed assistant manager to Pardew back in January of 2011 – so he’s been in that job almost four years, and was well respected by Alan Pardew.

It’s safe to say John is completely committed to the club.

But his only management experience was back in 2008-2009  when he was Toronto FC manager for about 15 months, before resigning from the club.

Apparently John has already turned down Alan Pardew’s offer to join him at Crystal Palace as assistant manager.

John takes most of the training sessions at Newcastle, so it would be a smooth transition if Carver is appointed manager, and Mike Ashley has great respect for the Geordie, who is Newcastle through and through.

And John would certainly be a cheaper alternative than other managers, and he could be given the title as Head Coach – since he would have only minimal input to the transfer business,  which is handled mainly by Mike Ashley, Lee Charnley and Graham Carr.

And we all know that Mike likes the cheaper option.

One big negative against John is his lack of club management, and he also won only one game when stepping in for Alan Pardew in March of this year,  when Pardew was banned for seven games because he head butted David Meyler of Hull City.

The Newcastle manager job is now one of being the head coach, so John’s lack of involvement in transfers would not be a negative to Mike Ashley.

What do you think.

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114 comments so far

  • spitfire_

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Of course he is… it’s the cheapest choice.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Mike I would definitely appoint carver if I were you. Then next week get the proper one in.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor
    Rich man, poor man, beggar man, …

    Oh. Right carver it is then….

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #4

    this is from the star?

    probably on the same page with Jordan with man boobs

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  • sparky55

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Well done ED…I take it both the Star and the Mirror speak to Ashley on a regular basis and he always tells them his innermost thoughts.

    not good but very predictable…that goes for the story line and the possible appointment of Carver

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #6

    This could get pretty embarrassing if indeed Pulis has turned us down, if others do to surely Ashley must alter his policy? We will be in real trouble if we can’t attract anyone of a decent calibre.

    If it’s Carver the fans need to unite and go at Ashley with everything we’ve got. No disrespect to Carver but to pass up an opportunity and cost cut in the same instance must be the last straw.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #7

    I think I used to have a soft spot for carver, probably ten years ago. His antics berating the crowd for booing Pardew took all the geordie off him, he became another Ashley sap.

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  • Belfast

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Awful appointment if true.

    It would just be the same shite as usual.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #9

    hold on hold on it was Carver who took most of the training?

    and we thought it was Pardew!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #10

    I’m afraid knowing Ashley that would be permanent and temporary.

    I haven’t seen one manager yet that’s better, dark days ahead sorry to say.

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  • sparky55

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #11

    also says carver takes most of the training sessions…that doesn’t bode well either.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #12
  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #13

    Not temporary

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #14

    who cares
    show your hand
    he cant he is too busy tugging

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  • sparky55

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #15

    we’ll soon see on thursday if it was carver taking the training under strict guidance of Pardew or off his own bat as soon as we get a free kick or corner!

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #16

    sparky55 @11

    It’s all right mate Carver will have our lads train on defence 3 times a week instead of Pardew’s 4 times a week 😉

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #17

    I think it’s naive to assume carver will be anything but a stop gap. This is a high impact post that can jeopardise a big investment and seriously downturn on TV revenue, Pl placing bonus and brand marketing. You might think little of fat mike, but he’s ben burnt before by cutting corners. I can’t see him chucking nufc on the roulette wheel for a late spin this time.

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  • sparky55

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #18

    B&W

    frightning!

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  • p

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #19

    I agree, it’s all speculation. Mash is not likely talking to the papers.

    Who knows what he will do, he probably does not yet and is probably waiting for charnley to come up with a proposal.

    I agree with what many say, the next permanent appointment (that excludes any internal candidate) will tell us a lot about where the club is going.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #20

    Tsunki

    especially when we are only 13 points above LC and 10 points above Hull, Palace and Burnley.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #21

    Bpc posted that three articles ago, try to keep up 🙂

    it’s a very pertinent read though isnt it? Hood yo have someone check in with reality for a change.

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  • lesh

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #22

    So Mike Ashley has great respect for John Carver? That’ll be a first!

    We’ll see how much he respects whoever’s appointed when and/or if it comes to taking notice of and reacting positively to his Manager’s advice and needs.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #23

    Hood yo? I’ve got some serious gangsta rhymes going here 😐

    I meant Good to….

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  • Belfast

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #24

    Yep all good in hood yo

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  • Graeme

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #25

    Carver will be good until May – then we can just pray its not Mrs Doubtfire!! Ashley simply doesn’t give a flying f**k about the fans, the club.

    God $$ Rules, ok.

    What does a Billionaire cheapskate look like? MIKE ASHLEY!!!

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #26

    Black & stuff etc – yep it’s that time of year when we are about three wins from cl places or three losses from relegation. My bet is Pardew thought he would have his work cut out keeping us up this year.

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  • sparky55

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #27

    there’s also the thought that Mashley is selling up soon so he can buy rangers so whats the point in spending to attract anyone to manage to the club hence all the rumours he’ll recruit from within.

    Ashley likes to get involved in negotiations because it’s something he enjoys and gets his pulse racing.

    he is however sunning himself in Barbados so i think the deal has already been done and the sudden departure of Pardew is nowhere near as sudden as they would have us believe.

    look no further than the training ground.

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  • Graeme

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #28

    What does a Billionaire cheapskate look like??

    Mike Ashley!!

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #29

    Yo yo had to pop Pards he was dissin’ ma club

    I have absolutely no clue what the hell I am talking about
    Normal service resumed 🙂

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  • JamesToon

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #30

    If we cannot get de boer now, then we shoild arrange a pre contract deal to get him in the summer and should make beardsley interim till the end of this season

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #31

    HE IS 49 fcoff how rough has his life been he looks 60

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  • sparky55

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #32

    james toon

    I’m with you but FDB will cost money to bring to the club and that’s the elephant in the room

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #33

    That’s one of the best articles I’ve read from an outsider. But again, how poorly informed and down right ignorant are the rest of the footballing world!? Some of those comments were astoundingly misinformed yet they read as though they were the font of all NUFC knowledge.

    I wish other fans would just fcuk off and leave us to it, sick to fcuking death of reading their over opinionated sh1te.

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #34

    Is mike still getting tan-oiled by Sir Cliff then? Time he hauled his fat ass back to blighty dont ya think?

    Think I’d with all these Uber-Rich guys it’s like an Ocd Thing with them. The acquisition of material wealth becomes their holy grail, they can never achieve the level that creates happiness.

    Here endeth the lesson.

    I would just end up giving it all away. That’s why I am where I am. Yes thanks I’ll have another bowl of that soup thank you.

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  • Belfast

    Dec 30, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #35

    Shizzle ma nizzle Funki Skunki

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  • Dulcinera

    Dec 31, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #36

    I dont blame Pulis to be honest

    I’ve always been on the fence with pardew. I dont overly admire the man but i think for an average manager who has managed an average club in toon (considering we were only promoted 4-5 years ago from championship) he’s done as expected.

    I can’t beleive people think we will get de boer or any other self respecting manager who are at clubs unlike ours who’s fans are notourisly unrealistic and who are notorious for having no patience with managers. I even read on the chronicle website some people think we can get klopp, wtf. Tells you everything

    We will end up with an underwhelming manager and as usual fans will say ashley has no ambition, yet we deserve nothing more than an average manager considering our recent history. I hope i am proved wrong of course!i would like de boer personally but it aint happening!

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  • beefman13

    Dec 31, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #37

    Im pretty sure the star have not got a clue what MA is doing while he is on holiday, its just cheap tat journalism, every time a name comes up its pretty bad, i mean Carver, what has he been doing on the training ground, with the ball to Williamson at the back post, just devoid of ideas, at leas promote Pedro, Carver should not get this managers job, if he does we all know its a saving money operation and that just stinks, we are bringing in fortunes!!! how much do you need Mike for god sake.

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 31, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #38

    Tsunki

    Mike and Sir Cliff 🙁 i feel sick

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  • Tsunki

    Dec 31, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #39

    In ya fizzle wit’ da dizzle bizzle y’hear wha’am say’n?

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  • Belfast

    Dec 31, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #40

    Him selling up is a strong possibility.

    It seems he’s in danger of losing his power at Rangers if they accept this other investment offer.

    The new investors would have a 30%stake

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