Talking about the trials and tribulations of being caretaker manager, John Carver declared it was all ‘…a little bit unfortunate’.
Newcastle’s current stand-in boss says that one of the biggest problems is that unlike a new permanent manager, you don’t get any settling in time where fans will wait and see before judging what you are doing.
Pardew’s former assistant says that he has had no contact at all with Mike Ashley, but has spoken to Lee Charnley a number of times, with the Managing Director indicating that Carver would have temporary charge at least for the next two matches.
“The unfortunate thing about being a caretaker manager, you are on interview all of the time.
“It’s a bit unfortunate because usually when a new manager comes in he is given little bit of time to put his ways across.
“But in this instance I am the caretaker and I am having a working interview, which is a little bit unfortunate.”
Something that I really want to do;
“I love it and I’m sitting here, alright it hasn’t been a great few days but I’m thoroughly enjoying it, I want to do it – something I really want to do.
“I know the pitfalls that can come with it and the fact I put my hat in the ring – some people would say I was crazy.”
No contact with Ashley;
“I’ve had no contact with Mike (Ashley), had three conversations with Lee (Charnley). I had another conversation yesterday morning to say I’d be looking after the team for the Chelsea game and possibly Southampton.”