John Carver has said that unless something ‘remarkable’ turns up, he will be at Newcastle for at least another five years.

The (temporary?) Newcastle Head Coach was speaking to kids at Wallsend Boys Club when making the comments.

Carver also talking about the importance of the derby and how it can make a player an instant hero.

However, when it comes to his own position he says he’ll be staying at the club even if he doesn’t get the head coach job permanently.

He claims though that dropping down to being assistant manager (assistant head coach?) doesn’t even enter his mind at the moment in time:

“I have five years left on my assistant manager’s eight year contract, so when this role runs out I can go back to that.

“That’s still there, to kick in if I don’t get this full-time, I have a job if I become assistant again, but I want this job full-time, so I am not thinking about that.”

Unless something ‘remarkable’ happens:

“I am 50 now and I want to be a manager, this is the right age.

“I will stay here unless something remarkable comes up.”

The derby:

“This is a game that can make a Newcastle player a legend, that’s what happens if you score a winner against Sunderland. You can become an icon in one game by scoring a special goal.

“The last four games, we have not won against Sunderland, we have some injuries but if we perform like we did in the second half against Arsenal we won’t be far short.