Newcastle United – Carver to be appointed head coach

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Newcastle United are set to announce a replacement for former manager Alan Pardew. According to Sky Sports, current Caretaker boss John Carver is going to be given the Head Coach job until at least the end of the 2014/15 campaign.

John Carver is 50-years-old and is a Geordie born and bred with a deep love of Newcastle United football club. Carver’s playing career was short with Newcastle United releasing him and after spell with Cardiff City he moved back up north with Gateshead. Upon retiring from playing the sport, Carver became a coach with a number of different clubs, including long stints with Newcastle.

Carver has managed just 53 matches in all, winning 15 of them at a win ratio of 28%. His longest spell in charge of a club was in Canada with Toronto FC between February 2008 and April 2009, lasting 40 matches, of which 12 were victories at 30%. Since taking the helm at Newcastle on 2 January 2015, only 1 of his 5 matches have been wins.

Newcastle United fans were pleased to see the departure of controversial boss Alan Pardew. He has since go about turning around the futures of Crystal Palace, how to the Toon army feel about the confirming of Carver’s reign?

By Gareth Thomas | January 26th, 2015