The Chronicle has reported three things, which suggest John Carver will be kept on as Newcastle United manager ahead of next season.
Carver’s current agreement with the club runs until the end of the season, but the paper has suggested strongly that the current manager could be allowed a longer crack at the top job at St James’ Park.
The paper states that no talks have taken place with external candidates about the position looking ahead to next season.
That suggests that Carver will get the opportunity to strengthen his credentials for the role over the rest of the season and as long as the Magpies don’t fall apart, he’ll stand a good chance.
The paper also reports that Carver has already been involved in the planning process ahead of next season, with the club having reportedly scouted FC Sion’s Moussa Konate last weekend.
That would be a bizarre decision void of sense if the club had no intention of retaining him for next season.
Newcastle are lingering in mid-table and there will be doubts over Carver’s ability to manage the club, but he can win over his doubters especially if he guides the club to a top eight top finish.