One of the conditions that is said to have ruled our Remi Garde for the Newcastle head coach position earlier this year, is that Remi wanted to bring in his own coaching squad, which is hardly unusual because successful coaches generally have their own teams.
The coaching team at Newcastle – second class
But one condition that Lee Charnley has laid down, is the new head coach at Newcastle – whoever that may be – must agree to work with John Carver, Steve Stone and goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman.
That in itself will disqualify some good and successful coaches – but the question is after the complete collapse of Newcastle this season under this coaching team – will Charnley keep that requirement in place?
The answer is probably yes, because these guys were put on eight year contracts back in October, 2012 – and if they are fired Newcastle would have to pay each one of them a years’ wages – and Mike Ashley doesn’t like to give out money – as we all know.
And that’s one major reason we are in this crisis we are at the moment.
Newcastle have one solitary point in the last 10 games, and we have been beaten by Sunderland, Leicester and Sunderland which were against teams lower than us in the league table – yet we still lost.
It’s only one point better than if somebody who knew absolutely nothing about coaching and had no training at all would have done at Newcastle – they would have lost one more game than John Carver has.
And don’t forget this same coaching team were put in charge of the club during the games after March 1st last year – when Alan Pardew was banned for seven games.
In those seven game we lost six and won one – the 1-0 at home game against Crystal Palace with a goal in stoppage time from Papiss Cisse – and in five of those games we didn’t score a goal.
Does that sound familiar?
In the last 10 games we have failed to score in five of those games.
So it’s arguable whether Lee Charnley should insist on John Carver and company remaining at Newcastle when the new head coach comes in – and the club may just have to pay them a years’ wages to let them go – and help the club make a fresh start in the summer.
That’s assuming we can stay in the Premier League, and that means Hull City don’t manage to beat Manchester United at home next Sunday – which is always possible – and if they do they would deserve to stay up.
It’s hard to see how we can reach safety on our own by beating West Ham on Sunday – too many of our players have found too many ways to keep losing these games.
It will be a negative to any new coach to have to work with John Carver and company, who have proved over the last two years they are second class at best.
What do you think?