Newcastle United release statement regarding John Carver’s immediate future

John Carver will remain the Newcastle United head coach until the end of the season.

Newcastle United have released a statement on their official website about the future of head coach John Carver.

Carver has come under pressure over the last few weeks following the team’s run of poor results in the Premier League.

The Magpies have lost their last eight league matches and are just two points above the relegation zone at the moment.

The latest defeat for Newcastle came on Saturday, when they went down 3-0 to fellow relegation candidates Leicester City 3-0 away from home at the King Power Stadium.

The Magpies have now released a statement on their official website in which they have stated that Carver will remain in charge for the final three matches of the season.

“Following the result at Leicester City on Saturday, there has been two days of frank dialogue with John Carver and senior players,” read the statement.

“The outcome of those discussions is that the board, John Carver, his staff and players are absolutely focused on our current situation and the three hugely-important fixtures that remain this season, two of which are at St. James' Park.

“All parties accept responsibility for the current situation but are determined, together, to ensure this Club - your Club - retains its Premier League status. That is the only focus at this time.”

Newcastle are back in action on Saturday, when they take on West Bromwich Albion at St. James’ Park.

Carver’s side will head into the game placed 15th in the Premier League table with 35 points from as many matches, just two points above Sunderland, who are third from bottom and have a game in hand.

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