If we didn’t know before last night’s game that Alan Pardew and John Carver have a mutual admiration society going, then we do now, after the comments each manager made before the game last night.
Alan Pardew and John Carver before the game last night
And then Alan Pardew had this to say after the game which ended in a stalemate at 1-1:
“I think John’s got the credentials to be a Premier League manager.” . “I look at other managers and see no difference with the qualities that John possesses.”
“I wish him all the best. I love him as a guy, as a colleague and as a friend, and that will never change.”
Although John Carver is a Geordie, it seems that Newcastle fans would prefer a more experienced head coach brought in this summer, who has a proven record of success in getting the very best out of the players he has available.
And in our poll – with over 11,000 readers voting, close to 90% don’t want John as the new head coach of Newcastle.
We still think John has some chance of getting the job, but his record will have to improve dramatically.
From his first six league games in charge, we have only 6 points, and now we start meeting the good teams like at Manchester City a week on Saturday. 🙁
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