You cannot accuse John Carver of not talking a good game, and he’s also quite adept at blowing his own trumpet, and we had more of that in the lead-up to the Sunderland derby today.
But we suppose that’s what John should be talking about, because our results have been hopeless this year with just two wins in twelve total games.
John Carver – there’s nothing about interim in my contract
Newcastle have dropped four positions down the league table, since Alan Pardew rapidly left the club via the back door early this year.
The way Mike Ashley will look at our drop down the table is that’s about £8M is the payout from the Premier League next month – so we assume the Newcastle owner is not too pleased with it – although that’s an assumption.
This is what John Carver said yesterday:
“If I keep worrying about everything that’s going on, if I keep worrying about everybody who has been linked with the job, then I won’t be giving 100%, so I don’t even think about ‘permanent’.”
“In my eyes, I am permanent, with the contract I signed. There was nothing about ‘short-term’, there was nothing about ‘interim’.”
“I am the permanent manager and that’s my mindset, so I don’t even think about the summer.”
“I go into the game thinking I’m the manager of this club and I will remain the manager until I’m told I am not the manager anymore.”
The odds now are that current Derby County manager Steve McClaren will become the new head coach, and the coaching staff will remain in place, and John will remain as the assistant manager at the club.
If that happens not much will change at Newcastle, and it will be the third stint for John Carver as assistant manager after he served in that position with Sir Bobby Robson (1999-2004) and Alan Pardew (2011 – 2015).
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