It is now six months since John Carver was allowed to pursue new career opportunities by Newcastle United but as yet, he hasn’t been snapped up.
The short time he spent in the top job at St James Park has certainly given him a bigger profile when it comes to media appearances in recent months, though you have to wonder just what impact those chaotic five months in the hotseat have had on potential future managerial/coaching roles.
A record of three wins, four draws and 13 defeats doesn’t look great on anybody’s CV.
Although some friendly journalists did put the positive spin on things at the close of the season, saying that John Carver had managed to keep Newcastle up.
Which is all very well, apart from the fact there appeared zero danger of that when he took over from Alan Pardew.
However, the more outlandish comments John Carver made whilst Head Coach, might not exactly be helping him now either. You have a feeling that nobody will be forgetting quickly the ‘best coach in the Premier League’ one.
In an interview with Goal.com, John Carver says he is keen to retrace his footsteps but to the relief of most of us, he is thinking MLS (previously was in charge at Toronto) rather than NUFC.
“I want to go somewhere where I can build something.
“I am probably a lot more placid and calmer than I used to be.
“I don’t take things as personally after the five months I have gone through with Newcastle.
“ I just see how it’s developed, I keep a close eye on MLS and I watch all the games. I even watch the games on Y Scout, the scouting tool.
“I know more than people might think I would about the league.
If an opportunity came around again then I would love to go back into it and make a go of it there os no reason for me not to stay and develop a career in MLS.”