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John Carver tosses his hat to Mike Ashley

7 years ago

Despite the (yet another) feeble Newcastle FA Cup exit to Leicester, John Carver says that still hasn’t stopped him tossing his hat into the ring to replace Alan Pardew.

As Newcastle United announced yesterday, the job will have the title of ‘Head Coach’ now, though in reality we all know that nothing has changed.

Whichever sap takes the job he will have no say on anything important  -such as which players are bought and sold. Nor team selection if you want to believe the conspiracy theorists.

However, despite this it hasn’t put off John Carver who says he hasn’t spoken to Mike Ashley but as he’s already doing the job on a caretaker basis he doesn’t feel he has to.

Carver saying that results will dictate what happens, something he might regret saying with Chelse and Southampton next.

Alan Pardew’s former assistant accepts that the fans had a right to have a go at himself and the players after the final whistle but says that he was always going to insist that both he and they faced the music no matter what.

John Carver;

“I’m going to throw my hat into the ring, I told the players but I couldn’t make it public then.

“Alan has gone now, I would be a fool if I didn’t want the job.”

Hugely embarrassing;

“I have not spoken with Mike (Ashley) but there is no need for me to speak with him, the role is for head coach and not manager.

“The job of head coach is preparing the players and team for the next match, which is what I have been doing.”

“The fans pay their money and it is hugely embarrassing but they are entitled to do that.

No shirking responsibility;

“One thing I was always going to do was make sure the players did go over – I was not going to shirk the responsibility and I made sure the players did not either.

“Results dictate what happens but I don’t feel any differently, I still want to be the head coach.”


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