John Carver’s position as Newcastle United manager is looking dangerously unstable, with the caretaker boss having now been forced to rule out leaving his position before the end of the season.
The Magpies have lost their last five Premier League games – scoring just one goal in the process – with defeat to local rivals Sunderland followed up by an equally inept display against Liverpool on Monday.
Carver’s side are now just nine points clear of the relegation zone, and with six games remaining they are not yet out of the mire. With games against relegation rivals Leicester, West Brom, and QPR still to come, it could be a nervous few weeks at St. James’ Park.
According to the Daily Mirror, Toon supporters are planning a boycott at their next home fixture against Tottenham, as they vent their fury at their club’s decline in recent months. The dip in form has coincided with the departure of Alan Pardew, who in stark contrast, has enjoyed a wonderful start to life with Crystal Palace.
Carver told reporters: “The one thing about me is I’m not a quitter. I will drive on. We now have six cup finals, let’s be honest, it’s four at home and two away. We need to pick up some points.
“We need to get a side on the pitch and have a right go. That’s why the next two games our fans are going to be massive for us, to get right behind us and drive us over the line.”