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John Carver says everybody has to accept Newcastle Manager has no say in buying players

6 years ago

John Carver says that it doesn’t matter who Newcastle United appoint as manager or head coach, they will have to accept they have no say on which players are bought by the club.

Alan Pardew’s former assistant says that this was made clear to him when he was caretaker/prospective head coach and that Steve McClaren will have understood that.

However, John Carver has indicated that McClaren might not have realised just how little say he would have…

Carver says that he knew last season that both Aleksandar Mitrovic and  Florian Thauvin were targets for Newcastle.

In fact, over the course of a number of transfer windows it became clear that United had sustained interest in Thauvin, with Graham Carr clearly rating the young Frenchman.

John Carver says that you have to accept the system at Newcastle United under Mike Ashley and how he wants business done.

What will happen if the ‘system’ continues to fail is anybody’s guess…

John Carver:

“The players that they have brought in were coming in whether I was the manager, Steve McClaren was the manager, or you were the manager.

“A manager can only succeed if they go into the club understanding what it is all about…”

You have to accept the system:

“When they were talking about players when I was there, I was aware of what was going on and didn’t have a problem with it. Steve might have a problem because he is new to it.

“I knew the situation and I accepted it, I knew they (Mitrovic, Thauvin etc) were targets. There is a system in place of how they do their business and the manager has to accept that.”


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