Newcastle 'still some way away from completing a permanent appointment' over manager

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Newcastle United are no closer to appointing their next manager according to a report.

The Northern Echo claims Newcastle United are no closer to appointing a new manager following Alan Pardew’s move to Crystal Palace.

The hunt for a new boss goes on with reports of Remi Garde declaring his interest yesterday, appearing to fall on deaf ears as the NE reports it could be some time before a decision is made over who takes over at St James’ Park.

“It is now ten days since Pardew effectively relinquished his duties in the wake of a 3-2 win over Everton, yet the Newcastle hierarchy are still some way away from completing a permanent appointment,” reports the paper.

“In part that is a reflection of their trust in Carver’s capabilities, with the former number two set to lead his side at Stamford Bridge on Saturday despite overseeing a draw with Burnley and an FA Cup defeat to Leicester City in the two games of his current caretaker spell so far.”

John Carver has been thrust into the limelight and finds himself with the responsibility of guiding the club and overseeing results until a decision is made over the next boss.

Carver has been left in a difficult position because of the club’s current position and also the timing of Pardew’s move.

Newcastle are just one point inside the top half of the Premier League table and the caretaker boss will be wary of his team slipping inside the bottom half and getting involved in a scrap where they don’t want to be.

The timing is poor because the transfer window is currently active.

Carver can’t make decisions because he doesn’t know how long he’s going to be in charge for while any new boss could find himself pushed in terms of making decisions over which players he needs for the rest of the season.

It’s a bit chaotic and unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a quick resolution in sight.

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