John Carver has once again talked about getting the Newcastle Head Coach job long-term and expects to be appointed next week.
Bringing the ‘election’ word into play, Pardew’s former assistant has indicated that the ‘important people’ (Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley) will make their decision this coming week, coinciding with the country putting Cameron or Milliband into office.
The only difference of course is that we won’t have a vote on who gets the big job (Newcastle Head coach).
John Carver asked if he deserves to get the chance to mould the team this summer:
“Absolutely, I want the opportunity to be able to bring in players, I will have an influence on and be part of the process.
“You set targets all the time and I always said I wanted to be manager of this football club, being number two would be the easy way out.
“I’m not prepared to do that, by hook or by crook, I want this and I want to make a go of it.”
“I hear people say that I might end up stir crazy but I’m not bothered, I want to have a go.
“It is the election this week, the important people that count, they will make their decision and they will take everything into consideration.”
John Carver says about Ashley taking everything into consideration when making the decision, obviously a reference to the injuries and suspensions that have plagued the club.
Whilst you can’t ignore them and they obviously are a major factor, that shouldn’t equate to seven straight losses and only two wins in sixteen matches.
If Carver had produced five or six wins and Newcastle were safe in mid-table then fair enough he would have a case to plead, but surely it is beyond the realms of possibility that they could still give them the job?