You can never accuse John Carver of not being a great PR man for ….. well – John Carver. 😀
John Carver – Mike Ashley delighted
After the game on Saturday Carver has said that both Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley came down to the dressing room and congratulated the head coach and the team – and John said Mike was delighted with the way things are going, and that they had a nice private conversation.
This is what John said:
“Ashley was pleased.” “He came down with Lee Charnley. We had a discussion, which was good. He’s delighted with the way things are going.”
“Without going into details – it was a private conversation – I did speak to him, and it was a nice conversation. He was pleased. He still feels like everybody else does – we needed to win that game.”
“He understood what it meant. There was so much pressure – he felt the pressure himself.” “We all did. That’s the type of people we are. We’re winners – we want to win.”
“To come down there and have a real nice positive conversation was great. I haven’t had many conversations with him, because he’s the owner and my job is the head coach. But when you do have a conversation, and it’s a nice conversation, it’s pleasurable.”
“Of course he is kicking every ball. You can see that. When he came to the football club I saw that. When you get involved in football and you like football, you have this drive and enthusiasm and he has still got all that.”
“I spoke to him after the Hull game. I’ve had one or two messages from him. But I don’t need to speak to the owner and he doesn’t need to speak to me.
“I have a line management through Lee Charnley and we speak on a daily basis and that’s all I need.”
We think what’s happening is that everything positive that John Carver sees and is complimentary to him is being reported to the press – by John himself.
This is John’s record so far – and it’s what Mike Ashley is presumably delighted about.
We suppose we cannot really blame him for putting himself forward all the time, but in truth we would be really shocked if John Carver became the permanent head coach at Newcastle, especially with his mediocre record so far.
That would surely be a step back for the club, even though John is a Geordie and all that good stuff.
But we’ve also been shocked at what Ashley’s has done in the past at Newcastle, and he’s known to promote from within, just like he gave the MD job to Lee Charnley after Joe Kinnear was sacked early last year.
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