Former Sunderland midfielder Don Hutchison has written in The Chronicle that John Carver should be kept on as the Newcastle United manager for next season.
Carver has been in the charge of the Newcastle first team since the turn of the year, and will remain so until the end of the 2014-15 campaign.
No deal is in place to keep the Englishman in his position beyond the summer, but Hutchison suggests that the 50-year-old should be kept on.
“John’s a very good coach and no matter what happens at the end of the season, he should be kept on,” the former West Ham United midfielder wrote in The Chronicle.
“But we know what will happen in the summer – they will get a foreign manager, probably French, who will take his time to figure out the players before another mid-table finish.”
Should John Carver remain the Newcastle United manager?
Newcastle were always going to finish in mid-table in the Premier League this season, and it seems that they will do so under Carver.
The Magpies are currently 10th in the league table with 35 points from 29 matches, but the problem with Carver is that performance has been far from good.
Although there have been some improvements, Newcastle have struggled for goals and have also conceded far more than they should.
However, Carver has been at Newcastle for years and knows the club inside out, and this could have an effect on the club bosses when they eventually decide whether to keep him or not.