Lee Charnley’s appointment of John Carver as the interim head coach in January will be the pointer as to why Newcastle went form 9th top and quite comfortable in mid-table to a worst ever streak of 10 games with one point in the Premier League ever for Newcastle United.
John seemed to even poison the well with his public assessment of the players as he more than once said that there were players not good enough to be playing for Newcastle, and what did he get – performance that weren’t good enough for Newcastle United.
Carver meets Sam Allardyce before the game today
Carver seems to have proved quite emphatically that he doesn;t have what it takes to be the head coach at Newcastle, but that didn’t stop him form saying he still wanted the job.
However in Mike Ashley interview with Sky Sports before the game today this is some of what the Newcastle owner said:
“The responsibility for this season is at my door.” “I didn’t envisage us being in this position at Christmas. Obviously, after the last couple of weeks I’m still a little bit shocked at where we find ourselves today.”
That’s a reference to both Lee Charnley and John Carver – Lee for appointing him and John Carver for taking us down into a real relegation scrap which lasted down to the very last game of the season when it was Newcastle or Hull who took the drop.
And NBC Sports network analyst Robbie Earle – the former Port Vale and Wimbledon midfielder – laid into John Carver before the game on NBC over here in the states – saying John had been terrible for Newcastle this year.
That was because of his antics in his interviews, and the way he represented the club and simply blamed the players for the defeats, and took no responsibility himself.
He said things like if only the players had my passion for the club we wouldn’t be in this position – and even accused Mike Williamson of getting himself deliberately sent off.
And after his seventh successive defeat on April 30th, John claimed he was in pole position to get the head coach job permanently.
Just let’s say John was not a positive for Newcastle in his press conferences, and we didn’t really know too much about his character before January – but he seems to have a sky-high ego, very self-centered and very poor leadership and management skills.
Notice the first thing out of Mike Ashley’s mouth above is that he is the one responsible for this year’s downfall – that’s exactly what he should have said – because he’s the man at the top.
Mike has said it’s up to Lee Charnley to pick the new head coach, but you’ve got to believe he told Lee that it was his choice as long as it wasn’t John Carver – who may even leave the club in the summer.
And a whopping 98% don’t want John Carver as the new head coach this summer.
Should John Carver Now Get Head Coach Position?
- No (97%, 9,064 Votes)
- Yes (3%, 233 Votes)
Total Voters: 9,297
Here is John Carver’s record at Newcastle this year.