With it now approaching a months since Alan Pardew walked, even John Carver has said that Mike Ashley has to get the manager/head coach position sorted.

While both the caretaker manager and his players have said all the right things about not being affected by uncertainty and lack of leadership, after the defeat to Southampton, Carver has admitted that the inaction is damaging the football club.

mike ashleyThe atmosphere was shocking yesterday teatime and as Pardew’s former assistant points out, everybody is sitting there wondering what’s going on.

“Everybody is not sure what’s going on, they are just sitting there waiting for it and I think, after the result tonight,that the decision will be made.

“They (Mike Ashley) have to do something about it, whether it is me or it is somebody else.”

I know I can do it…;

“They are almost three weeks into the process now and I know for a fact they have been working hard behind the scenes. They have got to do something about it.

“I know I can do it and I know the work that we have done and how we have played.”

At any normal club a caretaker boss posting three defeats and a fortunate 3-3 draw would immediately be ruled out.

However, this is not a normal club and Mike Ashley is not a normal owner.

Finding a top class person to take a job where they will have no say on transfers is laughable and I dread the moment when the next yes man is unveiled – a massive missed chance for a fresh start an new impetus after finally getting rid of Alan Pardew.

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