John Carver: I DO want the Newcastle job

HONEST ... John Carver, right, and Steve Stone.
HONEST ... John Carver, right, and Steve Stone.

JOHN Carver says he DOES wanted the job of head coach at Newcastle United.

Carver has taken temporary charge since Alan Pardew’s departure for Crystal Palace.

And the 49-year-old revealed he wanted the job – the club will appoint a head coach and not a manager – on a full-time basis after this afternoon’s 1-0 FA Cup defeat to Leicester City.

Carver said: “I’d be a fool if didn’t want to be head coach of this football club.

“I told the players that the first morning (after Pardew’s departure). Now I’m making it public.”

Carver, previously head coach at Major League Soccer club Toronto FC, feels the new set-up would suit him.

Asked about transfer dealings, Carver said: “The position is now a head coach’s job.

“The head coach’s job is to get team ready for the next game.

“When I was at Toronto I never got involved in transfer dealings.”

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