When you look back at the appointment of John Carver as head coach at Newcastle for the rest of the season, it looked a reasonable enough appointment at the time, given that some of Newcastle’s reported top targets like Remi Garde and Christophe Galtier were not available.
Lee Charnley – who will he appoint in the summer?
But John was untested as the head man in the Premier League, and last year when he took over from Alan Pardew after Alan was suspended for head-butting David Meyler, he did not do well in the seven games he was on the touchline, after the 4-1 win at Hull City on March 1st.
In fact we lost six of those games, conceded 15 goals and scored only two – a terrible run of results – and our only win was the 1-0 victory at home to Crustal Palace, which came with a stoppage time winner from who else – Papiss Cisse.
And John Carver has not done well in the 11 games in charge so far winning only two and losing six.
We don’t know who Newcastle will appoint in the summer, but unless Carver can turn things around and quickly, he will not get the job.
It would be too big a risk for the club, however much Lee Charnley and Graham Carr would like him as the head coach – he’s not good enough by a long way and he’s proving that.
Derby were beaten 1-0 at home to Middlesbrough last night in the Championship, and they are now on 67 points and five points behind joint leaders Middlesbrough and Watford.
If Derby are not promoted then it could well be that former England manager Steve McClaren could be appointed as our new head coach – so we are hoping they get promoted.
Of all the candidates mentioned who are available and want to come (Frank de Boer is not in that category any more), we’d be very happy to see Remi Garde get the job, but at this moment it’s hard to know what Newcastle will do.
This is the Board’s answer to a question on the head coach position at the recent Fan Forum meeting a few weeks ago
The board stated that it will not consider the matter again until the end of the season.
The board went through a lengthy process in terms of speaking to a number of people about coming to the club as a potential head coach.
The outcome of that process was that the board felt the best option was for John Carver to be appointed to the position until the end of the season, at which point it will be reviewed.
In the event the board should need to look for an external candidate in the summer for the position of Head Coach, the board would not have to start the process all over again due to the level of detail and work which went into the initial search.
What worries us about that statement is the last paragraph, and it seems they would be happy enough if they didn’t have to look for an external candidate.
But Carver has simply not produced the results, and with some tough games coming up, things could even get worse before the end of the season.
And we thought the last eight games of last season were bad enough.
The pain you have to go through as a Newcastle fan …….. seems endless.
Who do you think Newcastle will appoint this summer – and why.
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