Carver sticks up for Ramsey in battle of the caretaker managers: He deserves QPR job next season

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Newcastle United travel to QPR this weekend hoping to avoid the same fate that has befallen their opponents.

Newcastle United caretaker manager John Carver has been discussing the club's upcoming game with Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, a side who have also employed a caretaker after a managerial departure midway through the season.

And perhaps thinking of his own struggles in the Toon hot seat, Carver said in his press conference that he believes R's interim Chris Ramsey should be given the job permanently next season.

"The spirit has been good and upbeat but we are not taking our eye off the ball," Carver said, as quoted by the BBC. "There is a huge job ahead of us.

"There are one or two characters in the QPR team with a point to prove. They will want to finish the season on a high. Chris Ramsey is a good guy and a good coach. Hopefully he will get the QPR job next season. He deserves it."

Both men have been put in charge of Premier League clubs midway through the season, though Carver's time in charge at St James's Park has been somewhat of a disaster, with the club winning just two of his eighteen games in charge and Newcastle slipping down the league.

The Magpies have been sucked into the relegation battle after a recent eight-match losing streak, a run that only ended last week with a 1-1 draw against West Brom, and they are in very real danger of joining QPR in the Championship next season unless they pick up more points.

The Hoops' own stay in the Premier League was ended last weekend with a comprehensive 6-0 defeat to Manchester City, although Ramsey has won the same amount of games as Carver during a shorter spell in charge of his club.

Whoever comes out on top this weekend, it may well be the case that neither Carver or Ramsey are in charge of their sides come the start of the new season, and for some supporters, that'll be just as well.

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