John Carver is dreadful! I feel that this is the only way to start an article on a manager who nearly made one of the biggest and most famous Premier League clubs in England implode.
Newcastle United were doing alright in the league until Alan Pardew left the club for his beloved Crystal Palace, but it wasn't the fact that he left that destroyed Newcastle's season, it's who replaced him.
Carver had no former managerial experience but all of the Newcastle fans wanted him to do well, with him being a fellow Geordie.
They weren't too convinced of the fact that they didn't employ a proper manager straightaway but most thought it would be fine to have Carver until the end of the season, because they were so close to safety.
Newcastle had 29 points when Carver took over but still managed to get fully dragged into the relegation battle needing a last day win against the Hammers to ensure survival.
Carver has gone from a much loved Geordie to a bit of a pantomime villain having dragged the Magpies into the relegation battle and it's very safe to say that Newcastle fans do not want him as the manager next season.
Although the fans don't want him there, they are very sceptical about the club going out and actually hiring somebody else. The club have a track record of not doing what they should do and replacing key figures at the club.
Massive players have come and gone without being replaced and this is part of the reason why the Newcastle fans aren't too fond of Mike Ashley and the board of Directors.
Pardew needs to be replaced and in my opinion the entire backroom staff needs to be changed. There is no point letting a manager go and not getting rid of the backroom staff too because they will just do everything the way he did it. This needs to change.
As well as the on field personnel changing, there needs to be dramatic changes in the off field personnel. A new manager with his own staff coming in would be epic. That's what needs to happen if Ashley wants to stick to the promises he made in his interview live on Sky Sports before the game on Sunday.
The new manager needs to be passionate, ambitious and rather skilled to win over the Newcastle fan. So far, Steve McLaren is the leading contender for the job but I believe Newcastle should look elsewhere.
Carver will almost certainly not be the manager next season because although he shows passion, he shows no skill and is completely and utterly tactically inept. You could tell by the reaction at the end of the West Ham game that many of the players have no regard for Carver.
Players gave him nasty looks and some just walked past when he was trying to high five and congratulate them. The most obvious one was Mike Williamson, he completely ignored Carver when he tried to congratulate him at the end of the game, but I suppose this is understandable, considering Carvers comments after the Leicester City game.
Newcastle are in need of a complete overhaul and it starts with the manager. John Carver is not the man to take Newcastle forward and the board need to recognise this. We will see how committed to the club Ashley really is when the appointment of the new manager is announced.
Whoever it is will have the hopes and dreams of an entire fan-base on his shoulders, lets just hope they can find someone to heed that responsibility.
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