Report: Newcastle biding time over new manager choice; Carver in charge for next two games

Newcastle United are in no rush to appoint a new manager to replace Alan Pardew, according to the latest reports.

John Carver will be in charge of Newcastle United for at least the next two games, according to a report in the Chronicle

With Alan Pardew set to move to Crystal Palace, the Magpies are on the search for a new manager and they are determined not to rush into any appointment.

As a result Mike Ashley is said to be happy to let Carver oversee matters and he will be in the dugout for the side's upcoming matches against Burnley and Leicester City, while the club assess its options. 

Carver, who has had a turbulent relationship with the Newcastle fans, has worked as Pardew's assistant at St. James' Park since 2011 and the club apparently have great faith in his ability.

The 49-year-old may actually see the two games as a chance to show that he could take over the role on a permanent basis. 

Carver is currently the favourite to land the Newcastle job, with Ashley believed to be keen on hiring an out of work manager.

It is also thought that Tim Sherwood remains of interest to the North East side, while Saint-Etienne boss Christophe Galtier is a possibility. 

Pardew, meanwhile, is set to land himself a pay rise and a sizeable transfer budget to spend in the January window when he does complete his switch to Selhurst Park. 

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