You can never accuse John Carver of not talking a good game, and after last night’s astonishing statement that he thought he was in pole position to get the top job at Newcastle, he has expanded on that today – and he thinks he could be given the top job next week.
John Carver – could get the job permanently next week
This is what John Carver has said today:
“It’s the election next week,” “And it’s the important people that count, they will make their decision.” “They will take everything into consideration.”
“When you set off on the coaching ladder, you say to yourself ‘who do you want to be and where do you want to go?’.” “You set targets all the time, and I always said I want to be manager of this football club, because of what it means to me.”
“So when you get that opportunity, you have got to try to take it.” “By hook or by crook, I want this, and I want to make a go of it. I hear people say I might end up stir crazy, but I’m not bothered. I want to have a go.”
“But I think just being number two would be the easy way out, and I’m not prepared to do that – never done it in my life – and I’m not going to start doing it now.”
If it does happen and Ashley and Charnley decide next week who will be the head coach and John gets the job, it’s going to be hard for John not to blurt out he is the new head coach the next time he is interviewed.
That will hardly make Newcastle fans happy that Ashley and Charley appoint a coach who has the following record so far this year.
Coaching (management) is all about results and inspiring playing to play at their very best, and John Carver has not shown any of that those abilities this year, and doesn’t deserve to be given the job.
With all due respect to John as a person – he’s just not good enough to be a successful head coach at Newcastle United – whatever he has to say about it.