We were wondering today when the next strange comments would be made by John Carver, and he didn’t say anything too ridiculous in the press conference today, as the interim head coach looks to stop Newcastle’s seven game losing streak on Saturday against an in-form Leicester City, who are 4 points behind us but have won four of their last five games.
We think it’s going to be very difficult for Newcastle to come away with anything at Leicester City – and we hope we are wrong on that.
John Carver – what makes him think he will get the job?
Certainly not his record
But John Carver has talked to the press tonight and he talks about having talked to Steve McClaren, and that he is still in pole position for the job at Newcastle:
“I had a good chat with Steve McClaren, we had a good talk.” “We didn’t talk about anything other than my situation and about what my players are doing on the pitch.”
“It was all about me and how I had to cope with it, and even he said, ‘It’s been a difficult thing for you John, I understand that. But you’ve handled it quite well. You’ve had to cope with it’.”
“Whether he’s in for it or not, he has to give me respect, so we were never going to talk about it.” “There was nothing about what all the rumors are, or anything like that.”
“I didn’t spin it the other way, either. I’m in pole position at the moment, and we were never going to talk about anything like that.”
Why does John always give himself backhanded compliments all the time – when he’s done so very poorly in the job – and why does he always keep talking about himself all the time?
He seems very self-centered.
The truth is John Carver is completely out of his depth for the position of Newcastle head coach, and Mike Ashley is taking a huge gamble by keeping John on as the Newcastle coach through the last four games of the season.
John says we need 4 points for safety and that’s in the last four games, and normally that would be easy enough, but we have lost eight of our last nine games under Carver.
So how John thinks he’s in pole position still for the job, with such a terrible record belies belief.
Why would John Carver seem to be so confident about the job with a record like that, unless maybe he’s been told the job is his this summer.
That would be a very poor decision by Mike Ashley if that happens, and it would rank as one of Mike Ashley’s biggest mistakes at the club, and he’s made an awful lot of them as owner of Newcastle United over the last eight years.