Caretaker manager John Carver will meet with Managing Director Lee Charnley after Newcastle’s game against Southampton on Saturday and before the squad leaves for their warm weather training in Dubai.
John Carver – still hopeful he’ll get head coach job
There’s no doubt that John Carver wants the job, but there are questions about his experience to take over at Newcastle as the head man, after he has spent almost four years as assistant manager to the unpopular Alan Pardew.
This is what John Carver has said today:
“I will get an update about my position after the match. I’ll have a conversation with Lee before we go away.”
“I haven’t spoken to Mike but I had a good conversation with Lee. It hasn’t changed. The club has a process and you can appreciate this is a massive football club.”
“When I was managing in Toronto, one of the reasons why I came back was because I was trying to do it my way as in I was head coach looking after the football side of it, trying to progress the technical side and the match analysis.”
“Unfortunately they weren’t moving as quickly as I wanted them to and I got very frustrated.” “I will do it my way because I think that’s best.”
“I can understand why people may think I’m like the previous manager, because I’ve been working with Alan. But I’ve set the team up slightly different on the pitch, certainly against Chelsea you saw a slightly different performance.”
“I’ve done some things different on the team meetings, how I’ve worked with the players is slightly different. I am my own man. This is how I look at it is you live by the sword, you die by the sword.”
“If I don’t do it my way and I don’t get the job, then I’ll think ‘why didn’t I do it like that?” “I’m going to do it my way, and if I don’t do the job then at least I know I’ve done it my way.”
“I have had two of the best weeks of my life, because I’ve been able to get on with the football and not worry about anything else. I’ve been able to work with a group of players who have been absolutely outstanding.”
“They’ve listened to what I’ve said and they’ve bought into what I’ve tried to do.” “When you’ve had two weeks like I’ve had, it gives you that hunger to want to do it for the rest of your life.”
“It has absolutely whetted my appetite for it. “
In our poll there’s not too many Newcastle fans want John Carver to be the new head coach.
But John said today in his press conference that he thought the head coach position would be filled before the end of the month, and that would be good.
We’d be very surprised if John gets the job, but we’d like him to stay on as a coach at Newcastle, if that’s possible.
What do you think?
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