The Chronicle has reported that John Carver has this week to make his case to Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley, as he aims to remain in charge at St James’s Park for next season.
Carver led Newcastle to victory against West Ham on the final day of the Premier League season, which was enough to keep the Magpies up and condemn Hull City to life in the Championship for next year.
Carver is a candidate for the club to keep as manager as they aim to rebuild over the summer, with investment going into the team to ensure that last season doesn’t repeat itself ever again.
Steve McClaren will be a potential replacement for Carver, free from the restraints of Derby County, who announced his sacking over the Bank Holiday weekend.
McClaren does have good experience and a good eye in terms of signing players but it seems Carver will be given the first chance to keep himself in his role at the club.
Hopefully if he’s backed, he’ll also be given the funds and space in the transfer market to get the club into a good position by August.