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Newcastle have appointed a manager until the end of the season but it wasn't a very popular choice

Alan Pardew’s former assistant will be in charge until the end of the season.

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DESPITE BEING LINKED with big names like Ajax boss Frank de Boer and Lyon’s Remi Garde, Newcastle have decided to stay with what they have for the time being. The club have appointed interim boss John Carver as manager until the end of the season.

“This is a proud day for me,” Carver said in a Newcastle statement.

“I have worked with, and learnt from, the best manager that this football club has had in Sir Bobby Robson. I know what this club means to this city and its people. I believe in my players and the staff I have around me.

“I am confident that we can deliver exciting successful football and look forward with relish to my role as head coach of this great football club.”

Carver’s first match at the helm saw Newcastle draw 3-3 at home to Burnley, a match where they lost the lead three times and they have since been beaten in their three subsequent fixtures.

After flirting with some impressive managers, Newcastle fans were pretty disappointed that the club opted for Carver in the short term.

 

 

Carver is unlikely to stay on past the end of the year but Spurs fans probably thought the same when Tim Sherwood initially came in, but he was given a two-year deal after a few good results and it ultimately proved unwise.

Additional reporting by  - © AFP 2014

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