Carver Makes Strange Comment About His Future


It depends on who Newcastle appoint as the head coach in the summer as to whether John Carver will still be at Newcastle next season, always assuming he isn’t given the head coach position.

john carver with finger raised

John Carver – could be staying – could be going

Some coaches want to bring in their own people and Remi Garde seems to be an example of that, but we assume the Newcastle Board want to keep the current coaching staff in place if at all possible, so maybe that’s a problem with appointing Remi Garde?

Somebody like Stave McClaren would keep John Carver and Steve Stone at the club, but we hope Newcastle pick the best coach available for the job, whether or not it means John Carver stays on at Newcastle.

But John has hinted today in the Chronicle that he expects to be at Newcastle next season in some capacity:

“I have got a contract until the end of the season and then my assistant manager contract kicks in, if they don’t want me to take over for next season, or the following season.”

“I will just do this job as long as I need to. The one thing that I can assure people out there, is that I am giving it everything, as you have seen.”

“The players are giving everything and that is important to me.”

We wouldn’t assume John’s assistant manager contract is necessarily valid if the new head coach brings his own people in – so we’re not sure if John has been given an assurance from somebody like Lee Charnley that he will be at the club next season in some role.

It’s an odd thing for John to say in public.

John has  a long term contract at Newcastle but most contracts in football have a one year pay-off clause, in case somebody is fired – and we’re sure that’s the most Mike Ashley would pay in the case of John and Steve leaving this summer.

John is giving it everything he has – no doubt about that – but he also has to show he has the talent to be the head coach at Newcastle – up until now he has not shown that.

It’s not just a case of working hard, but it’s also having the innate talent as well to be successful.

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99 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 24, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #1

    Honest John said yesterday that we won’t believe the signings we’re going to get in the summer and the vast majority of comments left on the thread said you’re right John, we won’t believe it.

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  • expatmag

    Mar 24, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #2

    Overated Frenchman..

    My beach is Dromana, on the Mornington Peninsula near Melbourne Australia

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 24, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #3

    I am sure Geordie John et al. will make fine Academy coaches.

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  • Harley

    Mar 24, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #4

    It’s a good job pardew won his his last game in charge against Everton or we’d be in real trouble.

    I actually don’t mind Cadver staying as a coach, just not head coach.

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  • optimistic prime

    Mar 24, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #5

    Why would anyone with more than one brain cell want to keep this coaching staff in place?

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  • optimistic prime

    Mar 24, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #6

    Except it’s cheap

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  • optimistic prime

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #7

    Obviously no one knows the contracts but I’d be surprised if the Slug didn’t have multiple outs.

    I’ll be massively disappointed (and it will be criminal) if we don’t clear the decks of the coaching staff and give the new HC full control hiring of his staff.

    So ye, I’m ready for the dissapointment and expect the five year plan to be dusted off once more.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #8

    Carver would be a cracking permanent head coach … for Blyth Spartans

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  • Toon Tang

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #9

    “The one thing that I can assure people out there, is that I am giving it everything, as you have seen.”

    Yes…

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  • cyprus

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #10

    Some continuity isn’t bad and if he has been assured he will have that other contract in place, then fair play.In fact, this statement almost says, I know I’ve had my crack at this, it hasn’t worked so back to the old job.

    If the new coach insists he must go (I doubt it, he’ll need someone who knows the ropes), then he can’t be that expensive to pay off.

    Nothing to see here, move along.

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #11

    Nice spot Expat. I spend a lot of time at Mt.Martha and that part of the world. Friends and family there. Live in the Yarra Valley but.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #12

    With Ayew already on a pre contract and being linked early doors with a few names , it looks like the club isn’t going to muck about getting players over the line this summer (probably learnt from the MYM cock up) This means lots of new faces for the preseason .

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  • John Tudor

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #13

    make a cracking coach for that old bus company in spennymoor that ran us to the away games in the 70s

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #14

    Jeff,
    Ayew already on a pre contract? According to who? He is in talks with a number of clubs is the latest info, with Everton closer to him then us according to papers today.

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  • John Tudor

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #15

    same old same old turgid crap

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  • John Tudor

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #16

    Joe Gomez and Jordan Cousins wtf

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  • optimistic prime

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #17

    John

    Quality signings for our quality HC JC

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  • SuperShearer

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #18

    PLEASE don’t buy into this guff about “exciting new players” – they do it to try and get people excited for next season, the hope that it will be different next time – it won’t. They’ll promise us the earth, they’ll say we’re “Chasing the best coaches and players in Europe” and then we’ll end up with David O’Leary and a bunch of Championship and Premiership cast-offs. They’re trying to sell you season tickets through FALSE ADVERTISING – please don’t buy into it.

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  • John Tudor

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #19

    they might improve if we had coaches who knew what they were doing

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  • firebug666

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #20

    Cheik Tiote calls #nufc a shit team after arsenal loss! And friend posts it in instagram @nufcfans

    http://www.101greatgoals.com/gvideos/cheick-tiote-calls-newcastle-united-s-team-2-1-loss-arsenal-video/?

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  • John Tudor

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #21

    i know of a few more that are not renewing god speed the demise of the fat one

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  • BandB

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #22

    I still believe there will prove to be significance in the statement Charnley made back in January that it was a “total misconception” that Ashley only employed insiders, without holding a proper process of recruitment and interviews.

    He went out of his way to make this point twice, despite no-one having ever raised the question with him.

    It struck me he was protesting too much.

    During Ashley’s brief spell running the show at Rangers he brought in Llambias, a SD insider, and five loanees from his other club, who were not even asked to undergo a medical.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #23

    firebug

    well tiote is gone anyway so probably doesn’t give one.

    It’s tragic that a decent coach can’t bring in his own crew and would have to work with the league 1 standard goon squad of carver, stone, watson and woodman.

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  • SuperShearer

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #24

    Imagine if Mike Ashley applied some of his obvious business intelligence to making Newcastle a successful club on the pitch as well as off it. Can you imagine that? It makes the mind boggle. Sure, at first his profit margins might fall a little bit but in the long run it could potentially make a huge difference. If he invested a little more in the playing and coaching squad we could be challenging for Europe every season – that would increase our appeal for sponsors, therefore increasing the asking price, for TV views, thus again increasing sponsorship money around the club, and ticket sales.

    What is so frustrating is I do believe that IF he wanted to make us a successful football club he could do so because he clearly has intelligent business acumen but he choses just to look at the annual profits rather than the potentially bigger picture. Speculate to accumulate Mr. Ashley, it’s business 101.

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  • expatmag

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #25

    Overrated Frenchman

    Lovely. Mount Martha is the next suburb to us. Nice beach, good little village but it is growing too big now. Yarra Valley is beautiful. I have been there many times to wineries, ballooning and the Healesville Sanctuary. Where are you from.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #26

    supershearer

    sadly looking at some of the gormless goofy faces in the crowd they’ll sign up for anything.

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  • optimistic prime

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #27

    Cyprus

    The coaching staff has been here 3 years plus in that time our set pieces have been terrible corners and free kicks have been virtually pointless.
    We’ve conceded the most goals so far this year and probably the most overall in last 4 years.

    Basic problems which coaches should easily spot have not been addressed for instance Krulls kicking.

    It took a scout to tell JC that Sammy Ameobi could take free kicks and corners, bare in mind JC has been coaching here 4 years. Also in 2 years Cabaye took every corner and we got nowt from them.

    IMO the ropes need severed, jobs for the boys and cheapest option got us into this mess. We need a total fresh start!

    There’s nothing from last 4 years I want to see again.

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  • expatmag

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #28

    Jeff

    If you believe all that twaddle about Ayew, you really do need a good dose of a reality check.

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  • SuperShearer

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #29

    @Rotonda – I would label loyal fans “gormless” – I admire their loyalty but at times I wish they would unite for just one match to make a point to Mr. Ashley. Even an action such as walking out ten minutes before halftime would send a very clear message. It’s no coincidence that most former players of Newcastle cannot sing the fans’ praise highly enough, we’re famous for it – and unlike say the plastic Man U fans who cry when they don’t win a trophy – we haven’t won anything in a long time. In fact we don’t care about winning trophies, we just want to be able to support a club that has ambition to grow and become better.

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  • John Tudor

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #30

    cheap as chips=poor as pap

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  • SuperShearer

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #31

    Correction I WOULDN’T label loyal fans “gormless” – sorry.

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  • firebug666

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #32

    Rotonda

    Aye Tiote will be off, as for the coaching staff at the club, the answer is a simple question:

    What coaching staff?

    These guys might have been ok 15 to 20 years ago working behind the scenes. But now the just prove to the masses how out of date they and their tactics are.

    If this club wants to make changes, and start to show some ambition, then it MUST start with the coaching staff.

    You could bring in Messi, Ronaldo and Bale and all would be wasted with this set up.

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  • hibbit

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #33

    charlie austin up for grabs at the end of the season for free

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  • expatmag

    Mar 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #34

    Rotunda

    I think you are being unfair to these supporters. As you well know, their attendance at games is much much more than just feeding the fatman back pocket but more dictated by historical North Eastern working class culture

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  • Vask

    Mar 24, 2015 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #35

    Firebug
    Would you call that conclusive proof that he was calling Newcastle a sh*t team? He could’ve been saying we lost to a sh*t team.

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  • hibbit

    Mar 24, 2015 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #36

    rotunda maybe you should look in a mirror be for calling others

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 24, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #37

    hibbit

    why is Austin free
    last i saw they want around 10 maybe more

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  • John Tudor

    Mar 24, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #38

    10 groats lol

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  • firebug666

    Mar 24, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #39

    Vask

    I didn’t call it anything mate, I just posted it for readers to make up their own minds.

    However, when asked by one of his mate what he thought he replied “Sh1t Team”. Now he could have been talking about his beloved Arsenal but I doubt it.

    I say “his beloved Arsenal” because he was pictured wearing their top, again not conclusive, but defiantly not nice for NUFC fans.

    Make of it what you want, but don’t shoot the postman.

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  • BandB

    Mar 24, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #40

    Judging by Charnley’s comment about looking for a new head coach “if the need arises”, I would guess these were the club’s options, in order of preference.

    1 – Make current coaching arrangement permanent.
    2 – Get someone Ashley knows off the scrapheap to work with Carver’s team.
    3 – Employ a genuine outsider, possibly Garde, if he will agree to work alongside the bulk of the present personnel.
    4 – Employ Garde or the like who brings an individual or individuals of his choice.

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