It has been revealed this morning that John Carver and his players will get a bonus if Newcastle United finish 10th in the Premier League.

Ending up in the top 10 at the season’s end will also trigger a payout for behind the scenes staff in administration etc.

bonusThe talk at the start of the season was that top eight was the minimum the club were aiming for.

Less than two weeks before he walked out of St. James’ Park, Alan Pardew repeated that message saying;

“We can push for top eight I hope. It is another new team, probably my third team since I’ve been here.

“I like this one, it has got a nice blend to it. I think this team has an excitement level.”

However, the Chronicle have today confirmed that any place in the top half would trigger a payout for manager and squad.

When John Carver was yesterday officially confirmed in the job until at least the end of the season, Lee Charnley also sent out the same message;

“Our goal for the season of a minimum top ten finish remains unchanged, we are confident that John (Carver), supported by the backroom staff, will be able to deliver this.”