There seems to be some support (money) coming in on John Carver getting the job at Newcastle, and he’s gone from 6-1 to 12/5 on SkyBet today, although Frenchman Remi Garde is still the favorite at 4/5 odds on.
John Carver – now 12/5 – second favorite
Newcastle seem to be at an impasse according to the news being reported – but one key thing is when the Mail on Sunday reported that Remi did not want to take up the position on Tyneside until the summer – if he was to be offered the job.
That’s a key bit of information and looking back on the news reported on Sunday, they were the only paper who reported that news.
If that’s not true, then perhaps Remi Garde could still be appointed as the new Newcastle head coach later this week or early next week, when he would have two weeks to prepare the side for the game at Hull on January 31st.
One prevailing line of thought is that given the Mail story is correct and Garde wants to start the job in the summer, then John Carver could be given the job through the end of the season.
But there are a lot of positive reasons why it would be good to get the new man in as quickly as possible, so he has almost half a season to get to know the players and vice versa.
We should know within the week whether John will take charge through the end of the season, or whether it’s possible for Newcastle to appoint a coach now.
Not many fans want to see John Carver take charge of the team through the end of the season.
What do you think?
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