John Carver is helping to identify the players Newcastle are looking to recruit for next season.

The claims in the Chronicle will send a shiver of fear down the spines of those who worry that Mike Ashley is intent on keeping John Carver in place no matter what.

The newspaper says that they understand that Carver is working with the likes of Graham Carr and Lee Charnley in the selection of which players to target.

When asked though about reports of Newcastle already offering soon to be free agent Andre Ayew of Marseille a pre-contract deal, the (temporary?) Newcastle Head coach said he knows of the player but he wouldn’t confirm or deny the rumours.

“I know about him because I watch a lot of European football but there is a process in the club, I’ll be part of that and if and when it happens you will be the first to know.”

The media in France state that any number of clubs are showing interest in the winger, with Newcastle supposedly one of at least three or four who have already put an offer in front of the player’s representatives.

Earlier this week it was claimed that United’s offer for Andre Ayew was a £2m signing on fee with net wages of £30,000 a week.



  • Margaret Grieve Carlsen

    We have heard it all before,Let us know when it is all signed and delivered.

  • Stevie Aces Renforth

    Why he not be there

  • v0ices

    I can identify the targets too cheap low wages and potential sell on value.

  • A lex

    £30,000 a week for a guy of this calibre – in this day and age?? I think not!

  • v0ices

    A lex reducing costs to increase profit for Ashley is the clubs primary goal. I would expect any replacements to be offered lower wages than outgoing players,

  • Gary Wakefield

    Just resign carver!!!

  • A lex

    v0ices A lex Of course. Totally agree with you. But all this means is that we’ll end up (again) with inadequate standard players and the downward trend will continue. So many just don’t see this ongoing and gradual dismantling, and continue to support the odious regime.

  • Graeme McKellar

    I’d swap ya for poyet any day

  • Philip Read

    God help us!

  • toonterrier

    The majority of footballers nowadays put money first and if it means going to a club with no ambition know after they have proved themselves they will move on for even more cash. Unfortunately Newcastle under the present regime wont pay to get decent players in and definitely wont pay anywhere near the top wages so we  will end up scraping the barrel again looking for castoffs and cheapies.

  • Chemical Dave

    Why does anyone care if he’s manager ? Different actors but the script will be the same.

  • Toon Magpie

    Here’s one – A new manager.

  • PeterRobson

    Personally. I wouldn´t trust Carver with my shopping list to the corner shop !!!!

    2lb tatties and a bag of sugar: He´d come back with carrots and coffee !!!

    I´m sorry for being so cynical but he just doesn´t fill me with any sort of confidence in his ability to coach at any level !!!
    I´m sure there must be a primary school somewhere in need of a P.E. teacher to run the under 11´s footy team !!!

  • SaveNUFC

    PeterRobson Sad but I have to admit that I’m hoping we just get the minimum points to remain in the league. If we finish in the top 10 JC will definitely get the job and our next season will be a disappointing one again. I would rather finish in 15th and not have JC managing our huge club next season.

  • SaveNUFC

    John Carver can’t even throw a dice to get any number from 1 to 6.

  • SaveNUFC

    What is the probability of coaches getting injured badly during training?

  • Chemical Dave

    Haha how long for ?

  • Nicolaus Copernicus

    Once again, regurgitated Chronicle nonsense without any journalistic thought put into it.
    The Chronicle’s story is based purely on the fact that the one role of the head coach, as stated by the club, is to have input into transfers. Therefore it’s a given that Carver would be ‘helping’ Graham Carr.

    The club is at pains to point out that the head coach will NOT (my emphasis) have “the final say” – the phrase that Keegan’s successful unfair dismissal lawsuit with Ashley hinged on

  • Nicolaus Copernicus

    Chemical Dave 
    Well said Chemical Dave – we see already how Carver and Pardew were cut from the very same cloth

  • Chemical Dave

    Exactly, baffles me when people talk about it being a disaster if cardew gets the job, Guardiola could get it and the remit would be the same .

  • Chemical Dave

    Only relegation would put him in danger of not getting the job, or fans actively demonstrating against it. And there doesn’t seem to be much chance of either happening .

  • mrkgw

    With Ashley pulling the strings our club is doomed. Carver is never a Manager, certainly not of a club of Newcastles stature. Fingers firmly crossed, he doesnt get the job.

  • toon tony

    Is there any truth that the top of this list says. …..”DEAR SANTA “…..

  • Alsteads

    Sad thing is the standard of this so called premier league is so poor with a bit of investment a team could really make a mark. Unfortunately it will not be us for the next 10 years. I say 10 years cos surely the FCB has to be heart attack material by then?
    If wishing the man gone is horrendous then so be it. How much money do you need to be happy. He clearly has enough now (another 3billion since his love affair with the toon) so why doesn’t he just fxxk off and let us with a lot less money and things in life to enjoy have our club back?

  • magpie9

    The only reason he is identifying the players is because they are nobodies & no one has heard of them