John Carver has been quoted by the Chronicle explaining that he wants a chance over the summer to build his own squad.
“I would like a summer to bring players in, in that I want, along with the football club, to make this football club better,” he said.
“I know this summer is a big, big summer for the football club. We have to invest.”
It will boil down to whether Carver is the main who will be kept on as manager for next season.
It would be naïve of Newcastle to commission Carver to go after a number of deals if he’s not the man the club have in mind to remain in charge.
It would be senseless to allow Carver to go after players in the transfer market that a new coach coming in may not want.
A decision needs to be made quickly if Carver is not going to stay as boss, because a new manager needs time to assess his squad and then go about making changes and negotiating for new players.
Carver could still be used for advice because he’s well placed to offer an opinion over where the squad needs to be improved and which players may not be up to the standards needed at Newcastle for next season.
It will be interesting to see how things pan out at St James’s Park.