John Carver was today appointed Newcastle United assistant manager. Carver fills the number two spot that’s been available since the departure of Colin Calderwood to Hibernian, and is Carver’s return to football after serving as Gary Speed’s assistant at Sheffield United.
Carver brings a wealth of experience and is knowledgeable about the club after serving under Bobby Robson in what was the club’s most successful period since the Kevin Keegan days. The Chronicle are revealing that Carver will work as Alan Pardew’s assistant until the end of the season, what happens after that is yet to be announced. The short-term deal was said to be requested by Pardew so that he can get to know John Carver better, and see if the two of them can work together.
The appointment of John Carver as assistant manager is great news for Newcastle United – not only on the footballing side, but on the side of personnel. Carver clearly understands how important football is to the people of Newcastle, and is a shrewd appointment by Alan Pardew. He knows the players, the staff, and has a sound knowledge of football.
Are you happy with this appointment? Was Carver the best choice? Let us know.