John Carver has given his first interview since being confirmed as head coach until the end of the season.

Pardew’s former assistant has stated the importance of delegating ‘to those who are talented’, which in his case refers to first team coach Steve Stone and youth team coach Dave Watson…

john carverCarver has also insisted that the season isn’t over and that there is no way that it will be allowed to peter out, with the head coach claiming that he and his players are much too professional for that to happen….

Talking to the official club website, John Carver;

“Everyone knows I love this Club and my goals are simple, to get as many points as we can and finish as high as we can in the Premier League.

“Everybody on the outside’s talking about our season petering away but I am not going to allow that to happen.”

Too professional for that to happen;

“Those who are saying that don’t know me, don’t know the people around me and don’t know this group of players – we’re much more professional than that.

“We can’t afford to let the season drift away and I won’t allow it to happen. I am too demanding and I won’t allow anyone to slacken off between now and the end of May.”

The art of delegation;

“I love being on the training pitch and the role of the head coach is to be hands on out here.

“When you are a manager you have to manage the football club, but the role has changed and it gives me maximum time on the training ground, coaching the players.

“What I have done is given Steve (Stone) and Dave (Watson) more responsibility because they are very good at what they do, it’s important that you delegate to those who are talented.”

Players have responded;

“When it comes to the meat of the session though, it is my responsibility to prepare the team for the final 16 games.

“The players have been really positive and have responded. Even though we haven’t won a game yet, I think we’ve played some nice stuff in spells. Ultimately though, it is about scoring goals and winning games so that needs to change.”

  • Carver for North Korea

    Cushty John lets all do the Hokey Cokey,

  • Albert27

    The season is over if we have 16 games of dross – closing teams down for 90 mins. We just want good games and the odd cracking goal. Do u remember them? A good shot? A fine cross and header? A clean strikers twist and low finish? A one two? Not a goufran special. Start coaching them to play football again and practice – i might get some belief back.

  • mrkgw

    Carver is absolutely not the man for NUFC. I’d sooner have Pardew any day of the week. Whatever Carver might say, is wasnt too long ago that he was attacking supporters. ASHLEY, CHARNLEY, CARVER OUT!

  • PhilYare

    that’s a short list

    and the season is far from over, a team that concedes 3 at home to burnley and they hit the woodwork 4 times sound like their in for one hell of a relegation scrap

  • PhilYare

    Albert27 aye, like the philosophy of 9 men behind the halfway line punting it to a lone striker works, strange that our 3 best teams in the premier league played 4-4-2, football hasnt changed, its still played on grass with 2 goals at either end of the pitch with a round ball

    wish we would go back to basics and stop copying this ‘continental’ stuff

  • Hughie

    mrkgw get over it man !!!

  • Brownale69

    Question was he and the crew not coaching the players when Pard was there? Free kicks, corners, route one to the smallest player up front.

  • amacdee

    PhilYare Albert27 Wish we could go back to winning as well ;-(

  • amacdee

    Brownale69 Ah but those were Pardwho’s tactics, Carver will have a whole new repertoire of training ground routines which will blow our minds :-D

  • amacdee

    ‘It is important that you delegate to those who are talented’
    It’s good that he recognises he aint talented unfortunately there’s not a whole bunch of “talent” within the coaching staff right now.

  • Alsteads

    “We can’t afford to let the season drift away and I won’t allow it to happen. I am too demanding and I won’t allow anyone to slacken off between now and the end of May.”
    Having a laugh isn’t he. Has he forgot about FA Cup weekend and those professional players that all came to see him with knocks and injuries and told HIM that they wouldn’t be playing.
    If nowt else it should be a laugh listening to this plum dig himself a deeper hole between now and end of the season.
    Who said our season was over ? The press are going to love him! :-) lol