John Carver has said that he is looking forward to this summer, with the opportunity to bring in his own players.

The Newcastle Head coach admits that there have been some ‘tough times’ this season but that all of his players deserve credit for the final performance of the season against West Ham.

After a 2-0 win confirmed Newcastle’s escape from the clutches of relegation, John Carver obviously thinks at least in his own head that he has a decent chance of the job long-term, despite winning only 3 of the 20 matches since he took over from Alan Pardew.

John Carver speaking to the BBC:

“The whole season has been difficult, when we went to New Zealand we lost the two lads (John Alder and Liam Sweeney in M17 air tragedy) and that was a tragedy. I think they were looking down on us today.

“There have been some tough times but I am stronger for it and I knew when I looked in the players’ eyes they were ready for this. Every player deserves credit. We have not had a good season but I’m going to enjoy this moment.”

Bringing in his own players:

“I still want this job and I love this club, but I know this is a big summer, but we have to invest  – Mike has said that and that is encouraging.

“I want a summer where I can bring in the players I want and today has given me more enthusiasm to do what I want to do.”