May 27, 2015 13:37:52 UK
John Carver has indicated that he would be willing to carry on managing Newcastle United next season.
Club owner Mike Ashley does not appear to be in any rush to name a new manager, although former Derby County boss Steve McClaren, Real Sociedad’s David Moyes and Michael Laudrup are all being linked with the position.
However, Carver insists he has not been put off managing the club, despite the problems in the second half of the season after he succeeded Alan Pardew in the St James’ Park hot-seat.
Newcastle only avoided relegation on Sunday when they beat West Ham 2-0, Hull City going down instead when they failed to beat Manchester United.
We have to invest and Mike Ashley has assured me that we will. That’s encouraging.
However, Carver says he remains keen to take on the head coach role on a full-time basis, saying: “Not a great deal has gone right for me in the four or five months I have been here. I’ve had a lot of things go against me.
“I would like a summer to bring players in as I want to make this football club better.
“I have not lost my appetite for it. The win on Sunday gives you more enthusiasm to do what you want to do and not get into this position again.
“I know this summer is a big, big summer for the football club. We have to invest and Mike Ashley has assured me that we will. That’s encouraging.”
Newcastle are 3.75 to be relegated in the 2015/16 season, while Bournemouth are 2.10 to go down, Sunderland 3.25 and Norwich City 2.10.
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