Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul has been quoted by the Chronicle explaining the limited options the squad have as the search for a new manager goes on.
The Chronicle states that nothing has been said on record by the club about a new manager coming in since the start of the month and the Dutchman has called for clarity for the benefit of the players.
“Behind the scenes it would be nice to get some clear decisions. But we need to get the right decisions,” said Krul.
“The only thing we can do is keep grafting on the training ground and make sure we are ready for Southampton.”
“The way that John, Steve Stone and Woody has handled it has been proper.”
The last chunk of those quotes suggest why Newcastle may stick with John Carver as caretaker manager until the end of the season.
If the squad feels comfortable playing under him, there’s no reason he shouldn’t get the opportunity to guide the team over the rest of the campaign and do his chances of securing the job permanently no harm in the process.
Krul is perfectly right to suggest that it would be beneficial to get a clearer message from the officials at the club.
There could well be one or two players worried about their roles at the club and whether a new manager will force them out should he arrive before the end of the transfer window.
Clear and consistent messages over what’s going on with regards to finding a new manager will help to put the squad’s minds at ease.
It’s important for the success and position of the team that the players are only thinking about their football, because any distractions aren’t going to help and could see Newcastle sucked into a battle in the wrong half of the Premier League table.