John Carver Hints He Will Become Head Coach This Summer


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.

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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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115 comments so far

  • Belfast

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #1

    For once I actually agree with Carver lol

    The two shirkers who want to leave shouldn’t be anywhere near the armband.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #2

    Inspiring stuff John.

    He ain’t half throwing his weight about for a man who isn’t sure of a job. Maybe he’s sure Colo is already gone. Still, this could backfire in the most horrendous way. Let’s hope not. We really don’t need much help in the motivation dept.

    HWTF

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  • Ciaran

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #3

    Repost: Ibiza

    From these ruffians? I can handle these small fry chest puffers 😉

    I think you’re right with regards the change in mentality. I think the boycotts will be well attended i.e. the target in my head will be met, and that in turn should sharpen perspectives. Hopefully, if these one off boycotters go back to SJP following on from Sunday, they’ll be more willing to actively make their voices heard in the ground and radicalise those who have yet to take the plunge.

    I said it in the video, but the biggest crime of Ashley’s era is the way he’s divided us. Hopefully this is the start of the rebuilding of fractured relationships in our fan base.

    As for the captaincy, Colo hasn’t been captain material for the last 3 years an Sissoko has never been captain material. It’s immaterial who wears the armband, Janmaat would be a decent shout but he’ll be off before too long.

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  • jimiley

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #4

    Dr Ed does not support the boycott. Why? A closet Ashley man?

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #5

    Maybe the club will try and sell colo in the summer.
    We couldn’t give that clown away.

    All this great buisness we supposedly do and the squads full of shit players we can’t get rid of, poor buisness IMO.

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #6

    Ciaran

    Can I ask the numbers in your head?

    I’ve been thinking what numbers to expect but it’s hard to judge.

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  • p

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #7

    collo may well be done, I think the club would love to shed the 60K a week wages, perhaps that is what Carver knows.

    I think there is a good chance they have got a replacement then Darcelles and STaylor to play along with that replacement.

    giving charver the job though is insane – never mind boycotts, Northumbria Constabulary will have wide scale civil unrest to deal with.

    There will be riots on the streets of Sports Direct upon Tyne.

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  • Shot Bru

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:21 AM

    Comment #8

    Keep on leading us to defeats Carver..you have made me a fortune at the bookies since you took over..$3000 in fact..

    More of the same against Spurs…if you provide no ambition or entertainment in the 2nd half of every season, then I might as well back us to lose and make some money.

    Of course Carver is the man for next season…the PR machine will provide Carver with some players to prove himself…this will be the rationale behind retaining his services!!

    Carver is just about Fat Mike’s level of ambition.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #9

    Ciaran…Totally agree. On the numbers, I am confident, but don’t allow the set number in your head to allow you to become disheartened.

    It’s all steps. As has been said, If you’re not against us, you’re with us. There are a lot less against you these days.

    When I say you, I mean protests, clearly not you personally, small fry chest puffer 🙂

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #10

    This leadership thing is boiling my piss, the whole clubs adrift, rudder less, no direction.

    There’s not one leader at any area of the club just one dictator and his sheep

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #11

    OP…That is one of the biggest issues. All real “leaders” have been removed or left.

    They speak up and Ashley can’t or wont have it.

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  • Ciaran

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #12

    OP

    Well in order for it truly to be deemed a success there would need to be 10k boycotting. I’m going to realistic and go for over 5k, but I reckon 8k boycotting would be a good start.

    It’s risky putting figures to it, and it’s more hope than expectation, I’d be delighted if more than 10k boycotted though.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #13

    Now OP will show Ciaran his.

    Boys will be boys.

    Keep your numbers to yourself lads, this is a footy blog! 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #14

    I’ve literally just got in the house after a long drive and ive heard Carver inadvertently slate Collo the want away captain who I’ve never heard speak, he says we need leaders yet we have Lee Charnley as the main man, another who I have never heard speak.

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #15

    BBC reports : Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley wants to strengthen his squad by signing Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin, 25. Ashley hopes the move for Austin will show the club’s ambition and encourage Derby manager Steve McClaren to take charge. (According to the Daily Mirror)
    So that’s Carvers number up then.

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #16

    Ciaran

    I was thinking around the same 5-10 out of the ground, but people who actually turn up to join the protest could be more.

    There’s quite a few including myself who sacked their tickets a while ago and are going just to protest.

    Id love to see 10,000 outside SJP sending a clear msg.

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #17

    Ibiza

    You’re right mate, even the tea lady had to go because she knew the word “NO”

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  • Belfast

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #18

    I haven’t heard anything from Skunki Ibiza. I’m currently drawing an e-fit that fits his description. It will be in blog circulation very soon.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #20

    OP…That’s a naughty word.

    Sorry Ash. Wont happen again Mike. Thanks mate. Yeah, no, we don’t care about that , it’s just our history. Oh that? Our pride, it’s your’s, billionaire after all!

    Time to speak up. Sunday.

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #21

    Carver suggest he will be Head Coach next year could unfortunately be true if he’s number 2 because they make McLaren Manager.

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  • KevinLee

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #22

    SackCarver.com is prepare for next year

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #23

    Belfast…That’s a good effort. May I suggest you include something kitchen fittery?

    Reward if found? I’m getting bored of keeping him locked up. Why do I feel that’s coming back at me in a minute?

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  • Belfast

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #24
  • Belfast

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:47 AM

    Comment #25

    I could never beat Jespers one like.

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  • brklyngeordie

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:47 AM

    Comment #26

    say it aint soif this man is the manger next season lets storm the pitch forget a boycott violence will only solve the problem we have even Ghandi would agree

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #27

    Like that Churchill speach?
    We’ll fight them on the pitches 😉

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  • brklyngeordie

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #28

    this man was willing to fight us (the fans) who wanted Pardew out now lets make it clear we want him gone too and see what his reaction is

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #29

    Some guy at work overheard me talking about the protest, he said it’ll make things worse (Hull Rugby fan) I said why, what’s he going to do, bring a sacked league one manager in to pi$$ us off, done that, try to belittle club legends, tick. Change the stadium name, got that one Mike. Bring in an heinous Casino dealer with no knowledge of football as an MD, check, how about hiring the drunken leader of the crazy gang, twice Mikey, not sure if that’ll work again yet, not buy any players for a year and a half, done that one, stick a black cat and a despicable payday loan company on our famous black and white shirts, tick and tick, ……

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 17, 2015 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #30

    Ibiza, I agree with what you said before, yes. We need to be rid of this leech.

    Sustained pressure, not ending at Spurs. I’ll be hugely disappointed if fans go into the ground when a group ‘movement’ or action has been put in place to have everyone pulling in one direction.

    For those that do feel the need to go in, you’re simply giving Ashley the OK that everything is fine and he can do whatever he pleases, which you may well agree with. In my view it’s not OK, far from it.

    The whole point in him being there is to benefit himself and his company, not in the best interests of Newcastle United. That is not good enough, and he needs to know it is not good enough. What is best for the club should come first, not so that we are a marketing tool to gain him more money. To let him know that, we take action, not just silence. That action is being in Leazes Park on Sunday, and not setting foot in the ground.

    I actually thought that a good thing could have been for me to print out a sheet to stick on the seat saying “I’m in Leazes Park.” But it would be binned on sight no doubt, and I don’t want to go through the turnstile anyway.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 17, 2015 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #31

    For the fans who say protesting will do nothing, well guess what? Doing nothing about the situation will 100% do nothing, so if you’re against what he stands for, then not taking part (depending on circumstances) is just plain lazy and illogical.

    The chances of his departure increase with more people involved, and those who are willing to go against this monetary vacuum can help to make him uncomfortable. He WANTS there to be no resistance, he WANTS people to not speak out, so we need to do the opposite. Exactly what he doesn’t want.

    The boat will not upturn if there aren’t enough rocking it.

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  • lesh

    Apr 17, 2015 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #32

    I’m not sure that Carver’s talking as though he’s been told he’s HC next season. His words ‘I would definitely review the situation in the summer’ suggest he’s hypothesising.

    However, I do believe that he genuinely believes he is HC, losing sight of the Interim bit and he’s been getting carried away with it.

    But if he hasn’t been told he’s not getting the full-time job, then he’s taking it that he has.

    The worry is that Ashley and Penfold are daft enough to entrust an incompetent with £30m or so of new investment, take a risk, yet again the cheapest option.

    Whichever way it goes, Carver’s credibility in the game is or has gone down hill so far that no club would touch him with a barge-pole.

    If he’s going to be appointed, it should be announced and if he’s not to be, he should be told so and told to shut up!

    Like many, I’m worried they’ll appoint him. Heaven forbid, they might just do it.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 17, 2015 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #33

    I travelled on the train back to Doncaster on my way to Hull once after a match and I was amazed how many people travelled regularly to watch us, it would be great if the people who’d booked trains months in advance would still travel yet watvh the game in local boozers and attend the protest.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 17, 2015 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #34

    lesh,
    I’d normally be able to offer an opinion but I haven’t got a clue what the set up is, Pardew had already been trained by a previous owner in media affairs so only shat on the lawn and old people rather than all over the house.

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  • lesh

    Apr 17, 2015 at 1:42 AM

    Comment #35

    Jail

    Yes, Pardew was a darn sight more media savvy than Carver.

    I see the analogy you made and if Carver’s being allowed to shit all over the house, then it’s about time that Charnley rubbed his, Carver’s, nose in it.

    But that ain’t going to happen as long as Carver’s taking the attention of Ashley and Charnley.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 17, 2015 at 1:51 AM

    Comment #36

    lesh,
    And in this Brave new world they might see that Pardew had the worst half season in our recent history but with a few new players he could chalk up 28 points before the New Year, they might try thst rationale on Carver rather than cave in to a decent managers demands of decent coaches physios and complete restructuring of the whole set up.

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 17, 2015 at 1:58 AM

    Comment #37

    Lesh

    I see what your saying ref Carver hypothesising.

    Now I’m thinking, well do something now you spineless git. He’s saying he sees a problem but won’t address it until next year. A bit of a weak stance on his part.

    Jail

    I didn’t realise how many Scandinavians come over until I sat in the platinum club for a cpl year.

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 17, 2015 at 2:03 AM

    Comment #38

    At the same time the comments may just be designed to try and keep Janmaat for one more year. Maybe and it’s a big maybe.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 17, 2015 at 2:03 AM

    Comment #39

    Dutch stag do’s as well OP

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  • Oldgit1

    Apr 17, 2015 at 2:03 AM

    Comment #40

    I have no time for the slime ball carver since the Leicester cup tie, when he put out the third team. He stated and I quote ” I discussed my selection with charnley ” why the fcuk did he have a need to discuss his line up with him unless he was clearing his line up with management to keep them sweet. No backbone, looks after no 1. Really hate this man and God help us all if he is made head coach.

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