John Carver has indicated that he will not quit on Newcastle this season.
The temporary head coach said: “The one thing about me is I’m not a quitter. I will drive on. We now have six cup finals, let’s be honest, it’s four at home and two away. We need to pick up some points.”
Whilst knowing that your manager was set to stay and fight with the club for as long as necessary to avoid relegation, it does not shine well on Newcastle - who would do well to lose Carver if they are to have any hope of staying up.
Since Carver was appointed on a full-time basis until the end of the season, following the departure of Alan Pardew, the Magpies have won just two games, and scored only seven league goals - three of which were against Hull City.
These incredibly poor achievements have all been completed in just 10 matches, in which a record of just eight points has been picked up. The Magpies are bottom of the form table, with five defeats in a row, and there is little to suggest promise that they may pick up.
Relegation is once again a real possibility, something that could not be said under Alan Pardew, and whilst Carver is willing to honour his contract until the end of the season, that could place Newcastle’s future under great threat.