Newcastle’s John Carver to remain in charge until the end of the season

Newcastle United caretaker manager John Carver will retain his position at the club until the end of the current season, with the board to seek out a replacement in the summer, reports BBC Sport.

Carver, 50, was former manager Alan Pardew’s assistant at the Magpies, but recently made his feelings clear that he would love to be the manager of Newcastle when Pardew left to join Crystal Palace. He hasn’t got off to the best start as caretaker, however, with the Toon Army yet to win under him. But he nevertheless believes he’s the right man in charge, and is delighted to have been given the opportunity.

“This is a proud day for me. I have worked with, and learnt from, the best manager that this football club has had in Sir Bobby Robson. I know what this club means to this city and its people. I believe in my players and the staff I have around me. I am confident that we can deliver exciting, successful football and look forward with relish to my role as head coach of this great football club,” he said.

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