Former Sunderland striker Ian Chandler has told the Chronicle why he feels John Carver is perfect for the Newcastle United job.
Carver is currently caretaker boss of the Newcastle first team and an obvious candidate to take the position on a full time basis and Chandler has implied he has Newcastle’s best interests at heart.
“I know things have been quite a struggle in the professional world up here in the North East,” he said.
“One thing is for certain, though, JC is Newcastle through and through.”
“He would probably sell himself a few times over to be given that job of all jobs, Newcastle permanent manager.”
Carver is in a difficult position because he needs to maintain his professionalism, while guiding the team without knowing how long he’s going to be in charge for.
He arguably knows the current squad better than anyone else who has been linked with the job and that surely gives the side a better chance of securing more positive results over the coming weeks.
He’s also in a position where he can move quickly if he feels there are players available in the transfer market who would improve the side.
With ten days left in the window, it’s difficult for a new boss to come in and make snap judgements over who goes and who needs to come in for Newcastle to kick on.
Chandler’s comments about Carver being Newcastle through and through suggest that he will always do what’s best and what’s right for the first team, which is significant at a key stage in the season for the club.
Whether or now Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley makes the call remains to be seen, but it would be encouraging for the club to show a little bit of common sense.