It’s the one you have been waiting for, the battle of the heavyweights – John Carver v Steve McClaren.

The contest to become the undisputed (***Limited powers may apply) Newcastle Head Coach of Newcastle United.

In the black and white corner and defending his title, we have John ‘best coach in the Premier League’ Carver

A record of 3 wins in his last 20 bouts, this local lad has just about remained standing despite a standing count over the last five months.

Having just vacated another black and white corner (sacked yesterday) we have his opponent, Steve ‘the wally with the brolly’ McClaren.

Formerly fighting (to get) out of Middlesbrough, McClaren was given a knockout blow on Monday by Derby County after only 2 wins in his last 13 bouts, a three to nothing defeat on home turf on the final day of the season ending their play-off hopes when only a draw was needed.

Who is your money on, in this battle of the losers?

John Carver’s full breakdown was Played 20 Won 3 Drawn 4 Lost 13

Steve McClaren weighed in with Played 13 Won 2 Drawn 6 Lost 5

What a choice…or is that no choice?

Both come without a price on their head, with Derby having terminated the former England manager’s contract.

Mike Ashley talked big on Sunday without really saying anything.

His grand claim is that he intends to win something but will his first move be to appoint one of these serial losers?

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