It may just happen that John Carver – after a terrible record as the interim Newcastle head coach this year with 2 wins in the 14 games he has managed Newcastle – says he will review the captaincy in the summer and decide who should be captain next season – which seems to suggest he’ll still be around as the coach at Newcastle.
John Carver – will he be head coach this summer?
This is what John Carver has said:
“Leadership is something that has to be addressed by the football club,” “We need to give the captaincy to somebody who is responsible, who is a leader. The players will follow a leader, and they have to have discipline on and off the pitch.”
“Captains have to lead by example. When you are captain of this football club you have to do things right. I would definitely review the situation in the summer.”
“I’d be tempted to make Daryl captain next season because he’s a proper leader,” “He’s got character, strength, he’s good around the dressing room. He has a good presence around the place. Whatever you ask him to do he’ll do it – but Colo will be captain on Sunday,”
“If it was me I’d want to prove a point. If it was me who had been sent off and I was captain I’d want to perform for the next six games because we’ve had to reshuffle the back four because of it.”
“I expect a response from Colo. He’s a top professional and I think I’ll get one. He’s been very supportive and has worked very hard during the time he’s been suspended. He hasn’t had any extra time off.”
This is not particularly good management or leadership from John Carver himself – because what does it say of Coloccini, the current captain – who will be back after a three game suspension on Sunday at home to Tottenham.
And this is yet another rather strange interview with John Carver.
We don’t know if Carver is talking as though he will remain head coach this summer because he hopes he will – or else he’s already been told he will keep the job.
And maybe Newcastle will try to sell Fabricio Coloccini in the summer, so they can get something for him before his contract runs out at the end of June next year – that’s the way Newcastle operate under Mike Ashley.
It’s a bit strange Carver talking in this way after we have lost the last five games on the trot, and been hopeless in most of them
What do you think?
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