Newcastle manager John Carver to remain at the helm for the rest of the season

Newcastle have confirmed manager John Carver will stay in charge of the North-East until the end of the season, despite their woeful run of form in the Premier League, and allegations of dressing room bust-ups, reports BBC Sport.

The Magpies have lost eight Premier League games on the bounce under Carver, and most recently following their humiliating defeat to Leicester City – that saw United finish the game with 10-men – Carver was highly critical of his players. Reports came from the camp that players were having in-house bust-ups to do with poor form and problems with performances, and the manager could well have parted company after their latest win.

Newcastle are sliding down the table, and are now heavily embroiled in a relegation battle in the Premier League. Eight defeats in a row means their position in very precarious, and supporters are worrying they want turn their form around to stay up. And while the same fans have been critical of Carver’s appointment, the club have announced that the local coach will remain in charge until the current season comes to a close.

“John, his staff and players are focused on the three fixtures that remain this season. There have been two days of frank dialogue with John Carver and senior players. All parties accept responsibility for the current situation but are determined, together, to ensure this club retains its Premier League status.”

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