The Express are reporting tonight in what they are calling an exclusive, that Newcastle have already told interim head coach John Carver that he will be staying at St James’ Park next season.
John Carver – staying at Newcastle
Newcastle are still looking for a head coach to come in during the summer months, and we have been linked today with Borussia Monchengladbach head coach Lucien Favre, according to The Sun.
What the Express article may be pointing to is that Newcastle will probably appoint a head coach in the summer who will be willing to work with John Carver – with John keeping his position as the assistant manager, as he was with both Alan Pardew and Sir Bobby Robson – the two most successful managers in the last 16 years at the club.
The other case is that John may still get the job as head coach, but his record is not good enough at the moment, and surely Newcastle are willing to bring in an experienced head coach this summer?
If Remi Garde is appointed and he brings in his own coaches, it would appear that John will be kept at Newcastle in some other capacity – although he’s best as a training field coach with the players.
We think John would be very happy to stay on at Newcastle in some capacity, and he will probably get himself a decent long term job at the club, given his capacity for hard work and his obvious dedication to Newcastle United.
Fans may question his skills and abilities as a head coach, but there’s no doubting his dedication to the Newcastle cause – none at all.
This also explains why John last week said the following:
“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.”
If Newcastle can start winning games, then John still has a small chance of getting the head coach position, but it’s looking like a new coach will come in, and John will be assistant manager again – and probably will get a wage hike too.
At least it keeps a Geordie influence with the playing staff on Tyneside.
What do you think?
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