Report: Newcastle want to name head coach next week, Carver unlikely to be selected

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Newcastle are keen to appoint a new head coach next week.

According to a report in the Chronicle, Newcastle are keen on hiring a new head coach by the end of next week, but it appears as if John Carver has been ruled out of taking permanent charge of the club.

Carver was appointed interim head coach last season, but only managed to keep the club in the Premier League on the final day, despite being in the top 10 when replacing Alan Pardew.

He was considered one of the candidates to be named permanent boss this summer, but the new report appears to indicate that he will not now be in the running.

Steve McClaren, Paul Clement and David Moyes are the names now said to be on sporting director Lee Charnley’s shortlist for the role, and he wants to have a new head coach in place by early June - preferably by the end of next week.

The delays in appointing a coach so far have been due to Charnley assessing all options, rather than rushing into a decision which could be regretted later on in the year.

Charnley has taken this last week to whittle down a long list of candidates into a selection of potential coaches who fulfil Newcastle’s ambitions. Aside from the three already mentioned, former Swansea boss Michael Laudrup is also seen as a potential hire who can move the Tyneside club forward.

All other links to managers can be dismissed, with Charnley not considering any other coaches than the names referenced, and an appointment should be made by the end of next week.

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