John Carver Named Newcastle Manager Until The End Of The Season

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Carver will be Pardew’s temporary successor.

Newcastle United have announced that caretaker manager John Carver will continue in the role until the end of the season, reports the Guardian.

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Carver has been in charge of the Magpies since Alan Pardew left his position at St James’ Park to succeed Neil Warnock at Crystal Palace and has impressed enough to be given the job until the summer.

It’s understood the 50-year-old wants to be named Newcastle boss on a permanent basis and over the course of the next 16 games in the 2014/15 campaign he will get the chance to prove his worth.

However, Carver will face strong competition with a number of other options becoming available at the end of the current term, with Ajax head coach Frank de Boer strongly hinting he would be interested in the position.

Christophe Galtier of Saint-Etienne and former Mainz manager Thomas Tuchel are two other options, whilst Derby County’s Steve McLaren remains an outside choice.

Former Lyon boss Remi Garde had been the favourite to take over from Pardew before it became apparent he wanted to bring his old staff as well and they would not be available until the summer.

Carver is yet to win a match since becoming No.1 in the dugout, losing to Leicester City in the FA Cup and Chelsea and Southampton in the Premier League, as well as drawing to Burnley.

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