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: