Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

It Might Be Daunting to Some, but Not to Me. I'm Going to Take It in My Stride and Enjoy It ... but I Want to Win - Carver

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

It Might Be Daunting to Some, but Not to Me. I'm Going to Take It in My Stride and Enjoy It ... but I Want to Win - Carver

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Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer twitter: @lee_ryder

NEWCASTLE United have tried it all down the years when it comes to managers.

From World Cup winners to big personCup winners to big personW -alities, to less celebrated figures and some downright crazy appointments ... Joe Kinnear springs to mind while Dennis Wise as as W director of football was also another painful chapter in the story for Newcastle supporters.

The Magpies have had some of the biggest names in football like Kevin Keegan, Alan Shearer, Ossie Ardiles, Bobby Robson, Ruud Gullit, Kenny Dalglish and Jack Charlton - and the man currently occupying one of the hottest seats in football has seen it all.

John Carver has watched on from the terraces, the boot room and now the manager's office as the club turn another page in the history books.

Yesterday he found himself in United's Press room at the club's training ground for the second week running.

With Alan Pardew now signed, sealed Alan Pardew now signed, sealed W and delivered as Crystal Palace boss, the parking space marked "Manager" at the club's Benton base lay empty again.

It's a sign that will soon be scrubbed off and replaced with "head coach" as the Magpies go for a different approach.

Whether Carver is the man who will be carver is the man who will be W pulling into that space in the weeks to come remains to be seen.

To the outsider looking in, Newcastle the outsider looking in, Newcastle T United Football Club in 2015 might be considered another circus as other parts of the country have a bit of fun at the expense of the Geordies.

Indeed, you can place a bet on Joe Kinnear, Paolo Di Canio or even Ant and Dec with certain turf accountants, while even some of the lesser names in football management have ruled themselves out of the running.

For Carver, though, he's seen it all before And with a smile on his face quipped that Ant and Dec might be worth a punt.

Ahead of the game with Chelsea, he said: "It always happens. …

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