Carver has experienced a Newcastle relegation before.
The interim coach said: “Let’s not forget we also have four or five players here that were with us when we were relegated. I know what it’s like. My own reaction was I didn’t speak to anybody for an hour after the game.
“Now that was hard to take and that stayed with me. I will use that in my head as a motivational tool.”
Thankfully for the Magpies, their survival is in their own hands, but unfortunately for them, they are incredibly out of form.
10 consecutive games have failed to bring a victory - with nine losses - but somehow they remain two points clear of the final relegation place, occupied by Hull City. The Tigers are on 34 points, and are facing Manchester United, whilst Newcastle play West Ham, and are currently on six points.
Due to their inferior goal difference, Newcastle will have to better Hull’s result to guarantee their survival, and thankfully for Carver, they are playing a team also in poor form, with West Ham managing just three wins in all of 2015.
Carver has failed to impress in his caretaker role at St James’ Park, but he will have made up for all his previous errors if he can keep the club in the top flight.
He is not the most technical manager out there, but if he can use his previous experience of relegation to motivate the players into success, he may not need to be a managerial genius to secure survival.