Reflecting on five months in the Newcastle hotseat, John Carver says that if he turned the clock back he would still take the job.

The Newcastle Head Coach also claimed that what he’s had to deal with in those five months, no other manager would have to deal with in a lifetime.

Carver says that despite the stick he’s taken (and only 2 wins in 19 games!) he has ‘thoroughly’ enjoyed the experience….I wish we could say the same!

John Carver:

“It is about five months now and in that time I don’t think any other manager would have had to deal with everything I’ve had to deal with in their whole career.

“In a really strange way I have thoroughly enjoyed it, I really have, I think I got softened up a little bit when Alan was here as he took a bit of abuse. I got used to it.”

Do exactly the same if had chance again:

“It’s not a nice thing to happen but I am definitely a stronger person and whatever happens after Sunday, I will be better for it, one way or another.

“If I had the chance again I would do exactly the same and say, ‘Yes, I want this job’ – I would just like to think I would have the rub of the green a little bit more, a little bit more luck.”

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