Arsenal great Ian Wright on Newcastle United manager John Carver

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Newcastle United manager John Carver has impressed Arsenal great Ian Wright.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has been singing the praises of Newcastle United manager John Carver in The Sun.

The 50-year-old was appointed the Newcastle boss on a full-time basis until the end of the season last month.

On Saturday, Carver led the Magpies to his first win as they demolished Hull City 3-0 away from home in the Premier League.

Newcastle’s performance at the KC Stadium was one of their best in recent weeks, and Wright was impressed with that.

The former Arsenal striker made Carver his Premier League Manager of the Weekend and wrote in The Sun: “When Carver returned to Newcastle as Alan Pardew’s right hand man three-and-a-half years ago, it was initially only on a short-term basis to see how the arrangement worked.

“Pardew took just a month to realise how vital he was, and it’s great to see him given a chance at the club he loves.

“There are plenty more high profile bosses around, but few who have such a total love for their club than Carver. Good luck to him.”

Carver knows Newcastle inside out, and that is why there is a good chance that he will succeed this season and in the coming years if he is given that option.

The Englishman may not have a huge profile, but to manage Newcastle, one needs to understand the club and bond with the fans.

Not all Newcastle supporters are convinced that Carver will be successful, but he needs to be given time and shown patience.

At the same time, Carver needs to show ambition in the following months and try to push the team higher up in the table.

Newcastle are likely to finish in mid-table in the Premier League this season, but that does not mean that Carver should not try to attempt to convince his players that they can do better.

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