Newcastle United defender Kyle Cameron has suggested to the Chronicle that John Carver has a perfect management style in relation to the club’s younger players.
Newcastle have a number of top young talents rising up through the ranks at St James Park with Cameron a good example of a player who has a bright future.
He has suggested that his progression is down to the common sense approach Carver takes with his younger players.
“He treats everybody the same. If you respect him, he respects you. He is a nice bloke and he will really give you that chance if he thinks you deserve it. Hopefully I get my chance,” said Cameron.
“He understands where we are coming from and what we have to go through to get where we need to be to become the best young players in the Premier League.”
It’s the perfect approach from Carver because he’s making younger players at the club feel valued and they know they will get a chance in the first team if they work hard enough.
The comments also suggest that Carver is an approachable figure for younger players, rather than someone who intimidates them.
Carver appears to try and relate with the younger players, showing empathy which allows him to make decisions which are well designed to specific individuals in different positions all striving for a chance in his senior side.
It’s also a good model because it’s sustainable. Tick all the boxes of what the gaffer is looking for and the young players will do well. Step out of line and he’ll make it difficult for them to get a chance until the realisation sets in over how they need to conduct themselves.
Cameron has to continue working hard to try and get a chance at Newcastle and when it arrives, he has to take it with both hands.