John Carver continues to push his claims for the head coach position at Newcastle, even while Lee Charnley and Graham Carr have interviewed Remi Garde for the position, and at least one other candidate will be interviewed in the next day or so.
John Carver with Jose Mourinho on sidelines on Saturday
Newcastle played very well in that first half at Stamford Bridge, but we still ended up losing the game 2-0, so that’s two successive defeats without being able to score a goal.
Our next match is against Southampton at home on Saturday, and that looks like it will be just as difficult.
John has talked about what Jose Mourinho told him during the Newcastle defeat at Stamford Bridge:
“He said to me ‘if you keep playing like this you’ll get a five-year contract’.” “It was nice. At the end of the game he said ‘you deserve the job, you’re ready for it now’. I hope you get it’.”
“We just laughed and he gave me another hug – he must have hugged me 10 times. He kicked the ball at me once as well, but I didn’t react. I’ve calmed down now!”
“Jose is a great guy and I go back with him because I’m great friends with Steve Clarke, who was his No 2 at Chelsea. I’ve spent time here watching them train.”
“I used to go to their hotel when we played Chelsea and go and see Steve and have a cup of tea. No alcohol!”
“We’ve got Southampton next Saturday, then a gap because we’re out of the FA Cup. I think it should be in place by then.”
While John Carver must be in with a shout of getting the appointment, it still has to be long odds because of his lack of experience as a head coach.
The interview process of potential candidates will continue this coming week, and if John is anywhere near getting the job, then we assume he will be one of the candidates interviewed for the position.
We also need a win on Saturday against the Saints.
What do you think?
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