‘Proud’ Carver has new ideas – and challenges Newcastle to go on winning run

IN CHARGE ... John Carver.
IN CHARGE ... John Carver.

JOHN Carver says he’s “proud and honoured” to have been appointed Newcastle United’s head coach – and has challenged his side to go on a winning run.

Carver was handed the job until the end of the season earlier this week, despite not winning any of his four games in temporary charge.

He takes his side to Hull City on Saturday, and says he has already started to implement some new ideas on the training ground.

Carver said: “I’m so proud and honoured to be able to be head coach of a football club like this.

“(Managing director) Lee Charnley and the board saw enough on the pitch of how we are trying to play, for them to be encouraged.

“We’ve got 16 games left. Why can’t we go on a run? I’ve seen enough to suggest we can.

“We’ve had a lot more team meetings and video every training session now. I have 1 or 2 different ideas, like anyone would.

“Last season at Hull was one of our best performances. A similar performance and result will see a smile back on my face.”