Newcastle caretaker boss stakes claim for top job

Newcastle caretaker boss John Carver has announced that he is interested in becoming the manager of the Magpies on a permanent basis.

The 49 year-old has been in temporary charge of the club since Alan Pardew left for Crystal Palace, and in the aftermath of Newcastle’s third-round defeat to Leicester City in the FA Cup, Carver has made no secret of his desire to remain in the dugout long-term

“I’m going to throw my hat into the ring. I told the players but I couldn’t make it public – now I am,” he said.

“Alan has gone now, it’s been announced. At the time when all that was going on it’s difficult to say how you feel.

“But obviously deep down inside I want to be head coach of this football club.”

Carver is in his second spell at the club having previously been assistant manager when Sir Bobby Robson was in charge. Elsewhere, Derby manager Steve McClaren and Hull boss Steve Bruce have both stated that they are not interested in taking over at St James’s Park.

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