Reports: Newcastle poised to appoint John Carver as head coach until summer

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According to various reports, Newcastle are on the verge of appointing caretaker boss John Carver as head coach until the end of the season.

The Daily Mirror, amongst other outlets, are this afternoon reporting that Newcastle will appoint John Carver until the end of the season.

Carver, 50, is a Newcastle native, and has been in charge of the Magpies on a caretaker basis since Alan Pardew's move to Crystal Palace earlier this month.

Newcastle have been looking to find a replacement for Pardew throughout January, and with the Mirror suggesting that Newcastle have missed out on Derby's Steve McClaren, ex-Lyon boss Remi Garde and Ajax manager Frank de Boer, Carver looks set to keep his job until the end of the season.

In four games in charge, Carver has lost three games and drawn once, meaning fans aren't exactly enthusiastic about their prospects for the rest of the season.

Supporters may now expect the Magpies to just see the season out before making a big appointment in the summer, but Carver now has the chance to impress.

Newcastle are expected to announce that Carver will be appointed as head coach shortly, with a deal until the end of the season in the pipeline.

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