Former Newcastle star Mickey Quinn has been quoted by the Daily Mail laying into the club’s owner Mike Ashley.
Quinn has suggested that until Ashley leaves, the side won’t show any ambition to push on in any aspect and he’s claimed the owner is only interested in turning a profit.
“There is just no ambition and while Ashley is there the soul of the club is rotting away slowly. He is only interested in making money,” said Quinn.
“There has been no improvement in the team since John took over.”
“He might just show people what he is made of, but the jury is out as far as I am concerned. Is he good enough for Newcastle? – No.”
Quinn’s frustration seems to be born out of the club’s decision to give John Carver the reigns of the team until the end of the season.
The club could have got out their cheque book and gone after a high profile new coach on a permanent basis, but managing director Lee Charnley opted to play it safe.
A glitzy new manager would have been a big risk because of the pressure Newcastle are under to break into and consolidate in the top half of the table.
That will give them an outside chance of attacking the Europa League qualification positions and someone with fresh insight may have been the man to drive the team forward.
However, the club went with the safe bet.
What now seems most likely under Carver is consolidation and survival over the rest of the season, before the current boss is either given a longer deal or replaced in the summer.
If Carver gets Newcastle anywhere near the European places then he should have done more than enough to show he’s got what it takes to manager at Premier League level.