Former Newcastle United Chairman Freddy Shepherd says that he has every sympathy for both John Carver and Lee Charnley.

The man who made tens of millions out of Newcastle United says that unless you have been on the inside, you don’t understand what the pressure is like.

Shepherd believes that rather than John Carver, the finger of blame should be pointed at Alan Pardew in terms of responsibility for the players that the Newcastle United Head Coach has inherited.

Freddy Sheherd speaking to the Chronicle:

 “People are having a go at Carver but he and Lee Charnley are under extreme pressure.

“Unless you’re there you don’t realise what the pressure is. When you’re the manager or the Chairman of Newcastle you feel a tremendous amount of pressure.”

Carver done no favours:

“Pardew didn’t leave Carver any favours and he’s doing the best with what he’s got.

“I feel sorry for Carver and he has been harshly criticised, it is Pardew that must take responsibility for these players.”