Micky Quinn on Newcastle United and John Carver

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Micky Quinn suggests that John Carver should not remain as the manager of Newcastle United next season.

Micky Quinn has suggested in The Chronicle that Newcastle United need a manager who can step up to club owner Mike Ashley.

John Carver is the current head coach of the Magpies and will remain in charge of the first team until the end of the season.

Newcastle legend Quinn believes that Carver has not done enough to merit the managerial job on a full-time basis, and claims that the team needs someone who is strong.

“We’ve had left-backs in central defence, midfielders at full-back,” former striker Quinn wrote in The Chronicle. “But Carver did say back in January that he was happy with his squad.

“I don’t believe for a second that was the case, so we need a new manager who has the guts to stand up to Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley to tell them that the club need to buy.

“But if you were that kind of person, I doubt you’d get past the interview process… Carver has not done enough. He’s won just two games and the football hasn’t changed a bit.”

Quinn made his comments before Newcastle’s game against Arsenal at St. James’ Park in the Premier League on Saturday.

Maybe the Magpies’ performance in that match would change the 52-year-old’s opinion, as Carver’s side went down 2-1 to the Gunners fighting, especially in the second half.

However, Newcastle’s overall performance under Carver has been far from impressive, and it remains to be seen if he will get the job on a full-time basis next season.

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