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 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.
What do you think?
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