Newcastle is ‘dream job’ for John Carver

CALL ... John Carver.
CALL ... John Carver.

JOHN Carver has admitted that managing Newcastle United would be a “dream job”.

Carver is in charge of team affairs with manager Alan Pardew set to be appointed as Neil Warnock’s successor at Crystal Palace.

The 49-year-old, Pardew’s assistant at St James’s Park, was put in temporary charge by managing director Lee Charnley.

Carver, speaking ahead of tomorrow’s home game against Burnley, wouldn’t be drawn on whether he wanted to succeed Pardew at Newcastle.

Asked if he wanted the job on a permanent basis, he said: “Well to be quite honest, I can’t really answer that at the moment.

“Officially, the manager (Pardew) is still the manager of the football club until it’s in black and white.

“I have not really had a lot of time to think about it.”

Carver has previously been a manager in his own right at Toronto FC.

Pressed on whether he wanted to manage again, he added: “I think you always have those ambitions, don’t you.

“But you’ve got to wait for the right opportunity. Now the manager looks like going, what’s my situation?

“Only time will tell. My head’s going 100 miles an hour here, as you can imagine.

“I think that every coach who goes into football wants to be a manager, and there will be a day when I want to be a manager again, there’s no doubt about that.”

Asked if the position at St James’s Park was a “dream job”, Newcastle-born Carver said: “Of course it is.

“I’m a local lad and it’s a dream job for anybody, but the manager’s still the manager at the moment.”

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