Despite the ongoing shambles since he took the job after Alan Pardew’s departure, John Carver is in line to get the job long-term according to Steve Howey.

The former England and Newcastle striker turned defender, says that with Mike Ashley refusing to fund a proper manager and a transfer budget to compete, he can’t see any other option than the NUFC owner sticking with John Carver.

This is despite only 2 wins in 15 matches and 6 defeats in a row under the Newcastle Head Coach.

Carver certainly appears to be do everything he can to please Ashley, having taken over from Pardew as head apologist for everything that’s going on at St. James’ Park.

However, despite the massive negatives he outlined when speaking on Talksport, Howey hopes against all known evidence, that John Carver can turn it around still…

Steve Howey:

“The fans, and myself included, don’t think Newcastle are going to get a big name manager in.

“For a big name manager to come in he is going to make demands and want money, he is going to want money for himself and for players.”

Feeling sorry for John Carver:

“I think Mike Ashley will stick with John Carver and I feel really sorry for him (Carver) because he’s had injuries and suspensions, along with players not being on form.

“It’s been a really difficult time for him, I just hope he can turn it around.”

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