Newcastle United caretaker manager John Carver says that he is concerned by the lack of a permanent managerial appointment at the club. Carver was placed in charge of Newcastle after the sudden departure of Alan Pardew.
After being one of the longest serving managers in English football, Pardew decided to leave Newcastle for a job at Crystal Palace. Even though he left the club in a good situation in terms of the league positioning, Carver has been unable to maintain it. After having taken just one win in the last five matches, Newcastle have slipped into the bottom half of the table.
Even though they may have significant cushion from the drop zone in terms of league position, not a lot of points separates them from Hull City in the final relegation spot.
As a result, there are growing concerns that Newcastle could be sucked into a relegation dogfight in the next few months. Carver has said that the club should soon make a decision on the permanent manager. He has pointed out that Pardew departed the club three weeks ago. A number of candidates like Frank de Boer have been mentioned as being on the eyes of Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, but a concrete movement is yet to take place.
“It could be the fan inside of me talking. But this Monday it will be three weeks since Alan was allowed to speak to Crystal Palace so, by the following week, it will be a month. That’s a long time.I think that’s enough time to do what you need to do. It’s in the best interests of the club, me, the fans, the players, the staff, everybody. We cannot drift. The club have to do something. It’s difficult because you can lead and guide these lads for so long,” said Carver.