As reported by BBC Sport, Newcastle caretaker manager John Carver has been sacked. The 50-year-old, who took over at St. James Park for the final 20 games of the season, won just three games during his brief period in charge. This saw the club only narrowly avoid relegation from the English top flight.
The self-proclaimed ‘best coach in the Premier league’ lasted little over five months in control of his boyhood club. The Magpies suffered an alarming drop in form under his care during the second half of last season and only avoided relegation on the final day of the 2014/15 campaign, despite having been 10th when he took over in January.
Former England and Derby manager Steven McClaren is the favourite to succeed Carver. He is all set to take over the top job after he left his previous position at Pride Park after narrowly missing out on the Championship play-offs.
In light of John Carver’s sacking, here’s how Twitter reacted:
Newcastle sack John Carver!
Does this mean Jose Mourinho can reclaim his 'best coach in the Premier League' tag? pic.twitter.com/3JF1ZiMUU5
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) June 9, 2015
We need a caretaker President to run FIFA until a new one is elected. Does anybody have John Carver's number?
— LADbible (@ladbible) June 2, 2015
Mike Ashley clarifies that John Carver hasn't been sacked. He just wasn't guaranteed work under the terms of his zero hours contract #nufc
— ™TM™ (@newsfondue) June 9, 2015
Newcastle sacking John Carver as manager I understand but if he hasn't got a job at the club I find that distasteful.
— Tony Walsh (@tonywal38) June 9, 2015
good to know newcastle came to common sense and sacked John Carver 'best manager' only 5 months too late
— Dan Butcher (@BurysFinest) June 9, 2015
Honestly I think John Carver was one of the worst managers in premier league history @TrueGeordieNUFC
— Alex (@Droohs) June 9, 2015
Joke of the season was when John Carver named himself Manager EPL has ever had in 2014/2015 season now he is Sucked.hahaha
— Chelsea Fc news (@cklipholo) June 9, 2015
Rangers currently managerless. General Meeting on Friday. Mike Ashley sacks John Carver. Surely he won't…..
— The Celtic Star Pod (@celticstarpod) June 9, 2015
John Carver is without doubt the worst football manager I have ever seen #Clueless
— Paul Scholes (@AndyGilmour92) June 9, 2015