Steven Taylor says John Carver should get the Newcastle job long-term, with his understanding of modern players a key asset.

The United defender says that Carver’s experience of dealing with the big players/egos back in Sir Bobby’s days has given him invaluable experience.

Taylor says that Pardew’s former assistant knows when to put an arm round the shoulder and when to kick somebody up the backside, I think we all have quite a long list of current and former United players we’d have liked to have seen getting the latter treatment in the centre circle at St. James’ Park.

Asked whether John Carver should get the job permanently, Steven Taylor told Talksport;

“Of course, the players get on well with him, he understands all the players as well.

“He has dealt with some massive egos in his time as Sir Bobby Robson’s assistant.”

Understanding modern players;

“He also understands modern day footballers, which is one of the biggest things nowadays, it is how you treat your players and he does that very well.

“Sometimes he puts his arm round a player, while sometimes a player needs a kick up the backside, that is important.”