There’s just no doubt that John Carver is over the moon to be in the position he is at the moment, as the caretaker manager of Newcastle United through the end of the season.
John has made no secret of the fact that he wants the job full time, and will do the very best he can to have Newcastle finish in the top ten – and as high as possible in the league table.
John Carver – Newcastle’s caretaker manager
There’s a big difference between being the right hand man at a football club and the main man – the head coach – because then the spotlight is on you left, right and center.
And you have to be the face of Newcastle to the press and give interviews before and after games and everything in between.
The head coach is also responsible for making the changes during games, and we’ll find out if John Carver can make the step up to being a successful head coach.
We hope John does very well – and that’s because we want Newcastle to do well through the rest of the season.
And while the mood is not good at Newcastle right now, with another threadbare transfer window having just closed, we have some good players coming back from injury, and some good players already in the team.
A good coach should be able to get them playing really well from now through the end of the season.
We know that, because we had six wins on the trot with this squad, once we won our first game of the season at home to Leicester on 18th October by the only goal of the game.
Newcastle then lost at West Ham and drew at Burnley, and then we beat Chelsea at home to break their unbeaten run which had lasted since last April.
So Geordie John Carver has been given what is a chance of a lifetime to become head coach at his home town club – where he served as assistant manager for nine years – five years with the great Sir Bobby Robson and four years he’s just completed with Alan Pardew.
There’s no doubt that he will be going all out to get as many wins as possible in the remaining 15 games, and for the sake of John and for Newcastle United we hope he’s successful.
But it’s still a long shot that John will get the job.
If he wins the last 15 games of the season, he’ll be a shoo-in. 😀
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