Newcastle announced yesterday that John Carver will be caretaker manager through the end of the season, and if Newcastle want to appoint a coach who is only available in the summer, that seemed an obvious move.
Micky Quinn – Ashley hasn’t got a clue
But Newcastle fans are not happy with the appointment, and in our poll a massive 84% of readers didn’t want John to manage the club through the end of the season.
From his column in the Chronicle we knew Micky Quinn was not an admirer of John Carver’s coaching abilities, and this is what Micky Quinn has said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show this morning:.
“It wasn’t a surprise was it? It is the cheaper option for the club,” “There is no improvement in the team since John took over. He might just show people what he is made of, but the jury is out as far as I am concerned.”
“Is he good enough for Newcastle? Based on the last five games (he’s managed for four games so far) , no, he is not good enough.” “It smacks very much of a lack of ambition. It is an insult to the fans.”
“There is just no ambition and while Ashley is there the soul of the club is rotting away slowly. He is only interested in making money.” “Business-wise, Mike Ashley is a genius. Football-wise, he hasn’t got a clue.”
We’re not sure what Newcastle could have done differently, other than bring in a more experienced coach until the summer, when presumably some of their top candidates for the head coach position will become available.
But when you let a manager (or a player for that matter) leave midway through the season, it’s always going to be difficult to replace them.
And before Newcastle agreed to let Pardew go to Crystal Palace for a compensation fee in early January – the club should have known the likelihood was that they couldn’t get a good replacement through the door until the summer.
But Newcastle don’t think that way (as in logical). and as soon as they agreed a compensation amount of upwards of £3M Alan Pardew was gone.
Money will always be King at Newcastle as long as Mike Ashley is owner – forget the team or even the coach for that matter.
We just hope we are not dragged into a (another) relegation scrap this season because of the latest antics of the Newcastle Board.
It’s simply a terrible way to run a football club.
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