Newcastle are said to have a short list of about four candidates for the head coach position, but who exactly is on the list is not really known, but it could include Remi Garde, Christophe Galtier, Thomas Tuchel, Tim Sherwood and John Carver – we don’t think Frank de Boer is in the running any more – because he doesn’t seem to want the job.
John Carver – could be given his chance this week
There is news in the local media today that Newcastle may decide to wait until the summer before they announce their new head coach, with at least Remi Garde, Christophe Galtier and Thomas Tuchel not available until the summer.
That could be both good and bad – good because it gives the players some stability through the end of the season – bad because John Carver – who would likely take over the coaching duties, does not have much experience as the head man.
But if Newcastle do make an announcement later this week that John is the coach until the end of the season, it will give him a chance to stake his claim – and we have to assume he’ll do better than when he was on the touchline last March and April, when Alan Pardew was banned and we won one of seven games and scored only two goals.
But if a top choice isn’t available now – it would seem the right thing to do to wait until the summer, always assuming we can get the necessary points to stay up.
And just like Glenn Roeder took his chance in February of 2006 when he came in as caretaker manager after to get the job permanently – that’s the chance John Carver could be given.
John has one point out of two league games so far and there are 17 games to go and we are at home to Southampton on Saturday, and that will definitely be a tough game and another defeat would not be good.
We are 13 points short of safety.
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