Newcastle United manager John Carver explained in the Sunderland Echo that he’s been given full backing by the club’s owner Mike Ashley.
However, the manner in which the message was developed demonstrates one of the man problems, which currently exists at the club; communication.
A message of support from Ashley wasn’t delivered himself, but through the club’s managing director.
“He sent a message through Lee (Charnley, managing director) to say he was 100 per cent behind me. I have a good relationship with Lee – we are both honest and frank and he has been so supportive,” he said.
Ashley is a figure of much agitation for the majority of Newcastle fans, who feel discontented over the ambition he’s shown throughout his association with the club.
In most cases, all Newcastle fans want is for Ashley to come out and explain his plan for the club and where he wants things to go over the next few seasons.
However, he’s very distant and that’s demonstrated by the fact that he couldn’t even deliver a message to the manager personally.
Ashley is going to have some very big questions to answer over the summer, especially if the club drops down into the Championship.
However, for now, the discontent and aggravation needs to be put to one side because the team needs support as they look to stay up.
The team needs to get some points and then once safety is secured, the inquisition can begin.