Dummett: It's been tough for John Carver

Newcastle United defender Paul Dummett has suggested John Carver would never have lived down coaching a relegated club.

Newcastle United played Paul Dummett has defended John Carver after a difficult last few months at the club, with quotes covered by the Chronicle.

Carver came under immense pressure towards the end of the last campaign, when it looked as though the Magpies could drop down into the Championship.

Dummett has sympathised with his boss and feels that the squad showed plenty of character to eventually get themselves out of trouble with a big win against West Ham on the last day.

“I am a Geordie, as are Jack, John Carver and Tayls and we know what it meant. Had we gone down and been relegated John would never have lived it down,” he said.

“It’s been a tough time for him. The players have tried their best but not pulled out any performances.”

Whether Carver is the man Newcastle want to lead the club forward over the next couple of months heading into the new season remains to be seen.

No appointment over the manager for next year seems imminent and the longer the club goes without making an appointment, the better chance Carver arguably has of staying in the top job.

If he does stay on, he must show some ambition in terms of the way he goes about improving the squad.

Newcastle fans want to see some improvement in terms of the performances and some exciting football, which gives them something to shout about.

If that extra threat and attacking edge can be created, the Magpies have a good chance of progressing and consolidating.

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