Newcastle United media round-up: John Carver offered to stand down, players ‘terrified’

A round up of this morning news stories related to Premier League outfit Newcastle United

Newcastle United head coach John Carver offered to stand down during a meeting with club chairman Lee Charnley on Monday, according to The Daily Mail.

There was a meeting between Newcastle officials, Carver and the players at the Darsley Park training centre yesterday to discuss the current situation at the club.

The Magpies have lost their last eight Premier League games and find themselves just two points above the relegation zone at the moment.

It has been reported by The Daily Mail that Carver told Newcastle chairman Mike Ashley that he would step down from his position as head coach if the club could find an immediate replacement.

However, the 50-year-old will remain in charge of the team for the final three games of the 2014-15 Premier League campaign.

Meanwhile, The Telegraph has reported that Newcastle players have told their families to stay away from St. James’ Park.

Two of the Magpies’ final three Premier League matches are at St. James’ Park, and, according to the report, “a number of players have become terrified of playing in front of the Newcastle home fans”.

The report also claims that “some of the foreign contingent have advised their wives, girlfriends and families to stay at home”.

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