John Carver Wants The Newcastle Job – And Quickly Too

Most of the fans do not want to see Geordie John Carver appointed to the Newcastle head coach job   permanently, and in our poll 87.4% of readers didn’t want him as the new head coach of Newcastle.

steve stone john carver on touchline

Steve Stone and John Carver

And in our poll listing nine potential candidates he is at the bottom with 2% with over 5500 readers having voted.

But that’s not stopping Carver from still wanting the job and he has asked that somebody be appointed soon to end the uncertainty at the club.

John was interviewed in the Chronicle and asked whether Newcastle still have something to fight for after losing 1-0 and now being out of the two Cups:

“Absolutely. But we have to get something settled quickly.” “Something has to be resolved sooner rather than later, it can’t linger on.”

“So whether it’s with me or with somebody else it has to be done quickly.” “When players come in you have to trust them.”

“When they say to me they are injured, I have to take that at face value.” “It would help me if I put Moussa Sissoko, Fabricio Coloccini or Ayoze Perez on the pitch.”

“But we could have lost them to injury because they were being put at risk.” “It would have helped my case to get the head coach job.”

“So why wouldn’t I put them on the pitch?” “It is in my best interests to put them out there.”? “But it’s taken out of your hands sometimes because of the injury situation.

“The only one who wasn’t injured was Ayoze Perez.”

John came under have criticism on Saturday when he fielded what was probably the weakest side Newcastle have put out in at least five years with Coloccini, Sissoko, Janmaat, Colback and Perez all missing – even from the subs bench.

So it wasn’t too much of a surprise that we were beaten 1-0 – but before the game Leicester had only one win in their last 15 games in all competitions, since beating Manchester United 5-3 at home on 21st September.

Maybe John is right and the players said they couldn’t play on Saturday – but is it just coincidence that seems to happen in the cups when we always field weakened sides.

We hope that Newcastle will appoint a new head coach this week – and there are some decent ones available.

But we’d be surprised if it is John Carver.

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10 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 5, 2015 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #1

    catchy in norway // Jan 5, 2015 at 7:38 AM

    good morning everyone 🙂

    big mike is back from his holiday, lets hope he has a nice new years resolution for the club.

    also, im not sure where all the names have came from for this list, but all in all its not that bad a list, the only real dud on there is Carver, and I think he is there by default as he is “in the roll” now, I don’t see it happening for long though.

  • Slank

    Jan 5, 2015 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #2


    Jesper @ 70

    You are right that in many European teams very often the Head Coach doesn’t have a say.

    To some respects this is a good thing for the club as far too often (usually in the UK) the new man wants to change everything and bring in his own staff and players which is very costly to the club.

    There are a few Premiership clubs that operate in a similar fashion. Interesting the typical British manager Pulis has gone to WBA who operate the European way.

  • JDdubai

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #3

    Get Ashley out.

    Nothing else matters until this happens.

    Only the fans can do it.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #4

    No, only an investor willing to buy the club can do it. Fans hold very little power here.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #5

    It has been said that Pulis demanded final say on any transfer business before the deal was finalised. I can’t see him taking it without that as he left Palace because he didn’t have total control.


    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #6

    CARVER STFU, WE DNT NEED YoU , U PARDEWS PUPPET, one puppet gone ,nxt to follow

  • Mag52

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #7


    Quite right what you say.
    The ‘Ashley out’ chants at Leicester were a good start. They got media coverage, and are exactly what big Mike will not like.
    We’ve spent too long attacking the messenger and letting the guy at the top off the hook.

  • ToonMatt

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #8

    JDdubai, Totally agree the fans need to stay away like the Cardiff fans are doing and don’t renew season tickets, Ashley will sell up if that happens. He is only here for the money and free advertising and £50m profit made off the club straight in his pocket, He’s taking the club backwards and needs to go.

  • Santon03

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #9

    it’s going to be Walter Mazzari, he’s free.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jan 5, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #10

    If Mega Belly Man uses the unbelievable compensation for Pinocchio the wooden puppet then it may help acquiring one of the head coaches/managers above. It can’t do any harm surely?


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