JOHN Carver feels he’s the “best coach in the Premier League” – despite Newcastle United’s record run of defeats.
Carver’s side are deep in relegation trouble after eight successive losses.
I still think I’m the best coach in the Premier League. That’s what I think. Now there’s nothing wrong with that.John Carver
But the club’s head coach has not lost his self-belief ahead of Saturday’s home game against West Bromwich Albion.
And the 50-year-old feels the team’s record is NOT a damning indictment on his ability – but instead a result of the injuries and suspension which have decimated his squad.
“It’s a tough time, but if I walk around with my face on the floor, it’s going to affect people around me,” said Carver.
“I’ve got good people around me who actually help me behind the scenes.
“I still have the enthusiasm for it. I try not to take as much notice of what’s going on on the outside because that can’t affect me.
“What can affect my situation is my train of thought and how positive I am. I am a positive guy.
“I still think I’m the best coach in the Premier League. That’s what I think. Now there’s nothing wrong with that.
“But I still do. If I have the right tools I can do the job. I’m doing the job to the best of my ability at the moment, and I’ll continue doing that for the next three weeks.”