John Carver had a terrible time of it at Newcastle this year and news coming through is that he has been sacked by Newcastle United.
John Carver – fired by Newcastle
Carver’s record at Newcastle was not good, in fact it was terrible, and we were almost relegated because of the ineptitude shown by the Newcastle-born Carver, who seemed to alienate his players with some of the ludicrous comments he made in his media briefings – he certainly annoyed us many times.
This is not yet official on Newcastle’s web-site, but is being reported by various media outlets.
Also sacked is John’s assistant at Newcastle this year – Steve Stone – so there’s been a clear-out of the coaching staff ready for Steve McClaren to be brought in as the head coach – maybe later today.
So the three top coaches at newcatsle in december – Alan Pardew, John Carver and Steve Stone have all left the club – so hopefully we will be turning a new leaf at Newcastle United – at least in the coaching side of things.
And maybe Steve will bring back Lee Clark as his assistant manager – since Lee is out of work and Lee would just love to come back to Newcastle – and he would be a popular choice if Steve does make him his assistant manager.
Steve Stone and John Carver
We had talked yesterday about how there had to be accountability at the club, and John Carver did not do well at all and blamed the players for the mess we got ourselves into.
And while this is hardly good news for John Carver and Steve Stone it does show that Lee Charnley can make a difficult decision when he has to.
This will help clear the air a little bit at the club, after the second half of last season – which was a disaster for the club.
The only positive was in the last game when we avoided relegation and put in a very good display with the great Geordie crowd right behind the team.
We had expected John Carver to stay on as the assistant to McClaren – mainly because we didn’t think Lee Charnley would fire him.
But we were wrong on that – and it reflects well on Lee Charnley that this is a difficult decision he has made – but it’s also the right one.