Newcastle United (playing) legend Bobby Moncur has claimed that John Carver is doing a great job and says he’s been really impressed when watching him on the training ground.
However, fans are yet to see much of this great work as yet, with United winning only 2 of the 10 matches whilst John Carver has been in charge.
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In an interview with the Chronicle, Moncur says that one thing he is sure of is that Carver ‘fits in with what the club are looking for’…which is I think something we can all agree on.
“I have seen John Carver at close hand working with the players at Newcastle United and I have to say it’s impressive to see.
“There are people who like the idea of a big name in charge but I think Newcastle have been down that route before.”
“You don’t get bigger names in football than Ruud Gullit, Graeme Souness, Kenny Dalglish or Ossie Ardiles for example.
“I see where people are coming from in that perhaps John does not have the worldwide fame to attract player but he’s so passionate about the cub he can still sell the club to them and that makes up for it. One thing is for sure he fits in with what the club are looking for.”
John Carver ‘understands the rules’:
“He would work well with Lee Charnley and Graham Carr and I think three heads are better than one with transfers.
“JC already understands those rules and if he did get that top 10 place he would deserve a crack at the job on a full-time basis.”
There is little doubt that John Carver is passionate about the football club, as a lifelong fan you can’t argue with that.
However, the rest of us can also claim those credentials but it doesn’t necessarily mean we should be considered for the manager’s job at Newcastle United.
Obviously it is no surprise to see Bobby Moncur backing up the party line, as somebody who is a club insider and close to Mike Ashley it would be amazing to hear him say anything else.
To say ‘big names’ are a bad idea because of failed appointments such as Souness and Ardiles is ludicrous.
Newcastle’s best two managers by a country mile in the last 40 years have been Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson, two massive figures in World football.
The reason most supporters find it hard to see Carver as the ideal candidate, is the fact that he has achieved nothing as a manager and indeed only has a short spell in Toronto as his only manager’s job.
Interesting to see that Bobby Moncur claims that John Carver will deserve the job if Newcastle finish top ten this season, so does that mean if United finish eleventh or lower he DOESN’T deserve the job…?