Newcastle boss John Carver responds to Gus Poyet’s Sunderland sacking

HEAD COACH ... John Carver.
HEAD COACH ... John Carver.

JOHN Carver says it is a “shame” Newcastle United will again take on a Sunderland team under new management next month.

Carver will take his Newcastle side to the Stadium of Light on April 5, and says Sunderland would benefit from some managerial “stability” after the sacking of Gus Poyet this week.

Dick Advocaat’s second game in charge of the Black Cats will be against Newcastle – just as it was for his predecessors Paolo Di Canio and Poyet.

Carver, who was appointed as Newcastle’s head coach until the end of the season in January, is wary of the new manager bounce which could play a part on Wearside.

He said: “I’m not just saying this, but in my position I see it with just one eye, because I’m focused on my job here.

“It’s a shame that it’s happened just before we’re due to play them like on the last two occasions, (but) hopefully it will be a better result this time.

“When anybody loses their job it’s unfortunate.

“Gus is a good coach, they’ve been through a few managers now and maybe it’s time for a bit of stability.”