This Is Why John Carver Is Staying At Newcastle

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 in dugout

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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16 comments so far

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 28, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #1

    At least it keeps a Geordie influence with the playing staff on Tyneside.

    What do you think?

    I think I am going to bed

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 29, 2015 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #2

    Ian…you shouldn’t start stuff you don’t have the time to finish!

    …say when, when you have more than 15 min. and we’ll go through that google translate of yours in plenum!

    I just think this is getting a bit pathetic!

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 29, 2015 at 2:07 AM

    Comment #3

    It looks like Vuckic is scoring goals as a forward for Rangers, Santon has been called up for Italy and Marv is doing alright in France. Lets not forget how well Mbiwa has been doing!

    …think about that and look at how our players are doing at Newcastle. 😉

    Good night!

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 29, 2015 at 2:28 AM

    Comment #4

    jesper – I think all this carry on about the Danish language and Google translate erroneous results has a simple explanation.
    Did you know that amongst other things, in his spare time Ian Toon is a world renowned linguist and is an emeritus professor in modern languages.(also in his spare time).
    Sometime ago he invented a new language which is an amalgam of Danish, Esperanto and a bit of Cockney rhyming slang thrown in for good measure (learnt from West Ham fans he meets in the pub).
    So there we are a totally innocent explantion.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 29, 2015 at 2:34 AM

    Comment #5

    Ian…this was what you were trying to pull off a Danish back then:

    A Danish colleague tells me :
    “Du Kan parabol det ud, men Kan ikke tage det tilbage”.
    The Danish is ” If you can’t take it don ‘t dish it out”

    Try using a dictionary and see if you can spot the mistake 😉 this is as close to Danish as that pastry you sell in England!

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 29, 2015 at 2:38 AM

    Comment #6

    Senor Tuff…would explain alot mate 😉 lol

    …but honestly how far is he willing to take this – it was of such poor quality that you shouldn’t be able to defend it. It’s rather pathetic!

  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Mar 29, 2015 at 2:47 AM

    Comment #7

    ” the two most successful managers in the last 16 years at the club”… compared to what???? shearer for a month? Joke kinnear? fill in coach roeder? fat sam?? not too much competition there.

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 29, 2015 at 2:54 AM

    Comment #8

    jesper – I can only recommend that you need to brush up a bit on your knowledge of human psychology, in particular how to spot sociopaths.
    I have therefore selected a web article for you to peruse on this very subject;-

    You can speed read the article in no time but do not be “put off” by the title of the article :-
    “How to spot a sociopath – 10 red flags that could save you from being swept under the influence of a charismatic nut job”.

    And at that I’m off to the pit.

  • HarriboNo9

    Mar 29, 2015 at 6:50 AM

    Comment #9

    @ Taco

    Your comment about the reasoning of Eds comment “two of the most successful managers in the last 16 years)
    Is silly!
    It doesnt matter who it’s compares too! Pardew and Sir BR are simply better than any other manager we’ve had in 16 years simple!
    And tbh I can’t see anyone doing what Pardew did as long as Ashley is owner, can you imagine what Pardew couldn’t of done with a full squad and money! We would of been playing champions league football!
    Hate these fans that can’t see when we have a good thing.

  • HarriboNo9

    Mar 29, 2015 at 6:54 AM

    Comment #10

    I love this blog and most people on here are awesome! And great writers tbh. But I wish fans on here would write about WHAT THEY REALLY THINK instead of what makes them look cool by copy what others are saying.
    Please fans write what you really think from your OWN heart and this blog would be perfect!

  • lochinvar

    Mar 29, 2015 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #11

    Sure Carver might have been told he can stay at the club – that doesn’t mean stay in the same job.
    “Assistant Manager ” to a new ” Head Coach ” doesn’t sound right.
    Maybe as an Assistant Assistant Coach Assisting the Head Coach’s Assistant Coach might be closer.

    Sunday papers saying we will have £60m to make big name signings after after selling Tiote, Collo and Krul. That’s called a wind up.

  • expatmag

    Mar 29, 2015 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #12


    60 million quid would also include the sale if Sissoko. The Sky money will go to paying wages along with any sponsorship but season ticket money will disappear via creative accounting.

    The fat twat will rape the club as usual, sell what stars we have and replace with freebies and shite. We will get relegated next season.

  • scout

    Mar 29, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #13

    60 million lol and that journo is on wages

  • bladeuser

    Mar 29, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #14

    Carver is one arrogant p$#/# i will b assistant manager if i dont get the head job who does the little s### think he is this prat needs to be shown the door he has proved that he is worse than pardew and if he carries on will take us to the brink of relegation only staying up as the other useless teams r too far gone
    why do nufc always stick with the dead wood that even a team like burnley or qpr would have sacked

  • lesh

    Mar 29, 2015 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Mr Tuff.

    I think the language you referred to IanToon using is Scheidt, a dialect derived by those with fertile imaginations who fantacize about their wisdom, eminence and grandeur!


  • lesh

    Mar 29, 2015 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #16


    There’s no doubt that Favre ticks all the boxes in Charnley’s man-spec.

    That being so, the job’ll be given to Carver cos he’ll toe the party line. Doing so might just do him physical, mental and reputational damage though and he needs to consider that before taking the job.

    Equally and for the reasons I’ve mentioned above, I believe the Club would be acting irresponsibly if they did offer Carver the job.

    Irresponsibility and recklessness has never stopped Ashley before though!


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