We didn’t really know the character and personality of John Carver before he became head coach this year, other than he was supposed to be a hot head and lost his cool.
Mike Ashley – cannot be happy with Newcastle’s plight
But one reason he is not a good leader and his man-management skills leave a lot to be desired is that he talks about himself too much and seems self-centered.
And you don’t criticize your players in public of not being good enough for Newcastle as John Carver has done far too often this year, and then expect them to run through brick walls for you.
And they haven’t.
John had never talked much to owner Mike Ashley much and it would be a huge surprise if he was at the game on Sunday – and Carver has said he expects a call from the owner if he will not be at the game.
This is what John Carver said when asked if Mike was coming on Sunday:
“I don’t really know to be honest. He wasn’t there last weekend and he still got some stick didn’t he? It wouldn’t bother me at all if he came.”
“But if he doesn’t come, I’m sure he will phone me beforehand, and if he does come, I’m sure he’ll come and see me before the game.”
“But I really don’t know what his plans are. I can’t decide what Mike’s going to do. All I can decide is what we’re going to do on Sunday.”
We can just imagine what Mike may say to Carver, but we will not put that in print.
Ashley will encourage John to get the win – and save the club £70M (remember Mike only thinks money), but the owner has to be shocked at the performance of his head coach this year in lots of areas.
Carver had hardly been a good front man for the Newcastel club to the press, with all the daft things he’s said.
To us it’s a good example of a man trying to do a job he is simply not equipped for.
If John get the job permanently next week, that would be shocking – well – worse than shocking whatever that is.