Former Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore has explained in The Bleacher Report why John Carver could remain the Newcastle United head coach next season.
The 50-year-old has struggled in his role at St. James’ Park so far, as Newcastle stare at relegation from the Premier League.
The Magpies have lost their last eight league matches and find themselves just two points above the bottom three at the moment.
Carver was appointed the Newcastle head coach in January for the rest of the season, as reported by BBC Sport, and one would expect club owner Mike Ashley to look for a new manager in the summer.
However, former Liverpool striker Collymore has suggested that Newcastle could maintain their faith in Carver next season.
“They haven't added to the squad significantly for some time and it wouldn't surprise me at all if interim manager John Carver got the job for next season, no matter what division they are in, because I think Ashley believes they don't need to spend money to bring in a new coach,” the 44-year-old wrote in The Bleacher Report.
Keeping Carver in the job will be ‘cheap’ for Ashley, and that is unlikely to go down well with the fans, who want their team to be competitive.
The Englishman will probably be willing to work in a limited budget and demand less salary than many of the top managers in the game would.
Having been at Newcastle for years, Carver knows how the club works, which means that he will not oppose to money not being spent in the summer transfer window.