Even after the very poor performance of John Carver as the interim head coach this year – and in spite of his shameless self promotion at his press conferences – the fact that he and his assistant Steve Stone have been sacked still comes as something of a surprise – but it’s the right decision by Newcastle and a brave one too.
Lee Charnley – tough but excellent decision by the MD
It also clears the way for Newcastle to embark on a new era, because it’s clear that Steve McClaren will now bring his own people in and reshape the Newcastle coaching from top to bottom.
And that’s definitely what’s needed – so when McClaren does get announced as the new head coach – maybe even later today – we’ll be told what the new coaching team will be – and maybe Lee Clark will return to Newcastle?
It’s a huge change in the coaching side of things at Newcastle, but it’s what was needed, and John’s ineptitude also showed how vital the coaching is at any club.
With the same players John Carver had available in the last six or seven games of the season – Newcastle went on a six game winning streak earlier in the season under Alan Pardew.
We also think there will not be lots and lots of players leaving Newcastle this summer, because a lot of them are a lot better than they showed playing under John Carver.
Now what we need to see are new players coming in, and it will be a huge opportunity for Steve McClaren to throw his weight around a bit – when he has the chance to – and persuade Lee Charley to spend big on some of our transfer targets in the next couple of months.
This is an excellent decision made by Newcastle and Lee Charnley (maybe with a little help from Mike Ashley), and it now sets the scene for what we hope will be an excellent summer transfer market for Newcastle United.
Howay The Lads!!