A look at how Newcastle fans reacted to John Carver's claims he wants to manage the club again one day.
Carver was fired after his short stint in charge, and replaced by Steve McClaren, and while the former coach is not eyeing an immediate comeback, he believes he can be of service in the future.
He said: "I've got a point to prove, to myself and to the fans of Newcastle. Not all of them because the majority have been very, very good, but to the people who were critical. I’m a winner, I’m not a quitter. Why can’t, in the future, I go away, be successful and return to Newcastle as manager under different circumstances? I’ve been back to the football club a few times and it would be a great story to do so again."
His claims that he is a 'winner' is however at direct odds with the evidence of his spell in charge of the Toon.
The club went on a disastrous losing streak, and went from being on the edge of finishing in the top 10, to nearly getting relegated, only saving their skin with a final day of the season win over West Ham.
The players failed to buy into Carver's management style, and there was a public fallout with Mike Williamson which he later admitted was embarrassing for all.
Carver knows he will have to go an prove himself elsewhere to be worthy of another stint, and his determination is admirable, but right now the wounds from his spell in charge are too raw.
He's far from the sole culprit but John Carver did an appalling job at Newcastle United and nothing he says now will change that. #NUFC— Andrew Weatherhead (@ajweatherhead) July 27, 2015
John carver wants to return as Newcastle manager one day? Bahaha jog on mate! #NUFC— ᖇYᗩᑎ (@Ryan_Rosee) July 27, 2015
Reading carver's interview today made me shudder,like someone walking over my grave...#nufc— robert clement (@houseofameobi) July 27, 2015
Hats off to John Carver for passion and determination, but that's all he had. Just like you or I. Doesn't make you a good manager.... #NUFC— NUFC News Board (@NUFCNewsBoard) July 27, 2015