Stan Collymore has predicted in his Bleacher Report column that John Carver will not remain in charge of Newcastle United next season.
The former Nottingham Forest and Liverpool striker also believes that the Magpies will never return to their glory days of the mid-1990s.
“I wouldn't expect John Carver to be in his current job before next season, especially with various rumours of Frank de Boer being linked with the role, including this report from Louise Taylor in the Guardian,” Collymore wrote in the Bleacher Report.
“I doubt Newcastle will ever get back to what they were in the mid-1990s. If you look at the players they had then—David Ginola, Tino Asprilla and Alan Shearer—it was a time when Newcastle could match the money being spent in the Premier League.”
Collymore’s predictions about Newcastle are not going to go down well with the fans, but are they really that far-fetched?
Carver’s current contract with the Premier League outfit runs out at the end of the season, and no new deal is in place.
Perhaps the Englishman will eventually be able to convince his bosses that he deserves to remain in charge of Newcastle next season, but one wonders how much success he will be able to achieve.
Newcastle are now pretty much an also-ran in the Premier League, and this does not appear likely to change anytime soon.
The Magpies are one of the biggest clubs of England, but with the ways things are going, they are unlikely to compete for a top-four finish in the Premier League in the forseeable future.