Newcastle United yesterday announced that they had parted company with John Carver and Steve Stone, with the former reportedly being given £1 million in compensation.
Carver, who took over as the interim head coach following the departure of Alan Pardew, managed to only win 3 of the 20 games he was in charge of. £333,333 per win seems like a pretty sweet deal – from his point of view anyway.
He had a troubled time during his brief spell at the helm of Newcastle United, taking them to the brink of relegation and only managing to secure Premier League status on the final day of the season.
Despite being a lifelong fan of the club, he received little sympathy during his tenure – often being criticised for his managerial decisions and outspoken views in pre and post-match press conferences including the time he accused Mike Williamson of deliberately getting sent off during a game.
We are sure he will always be remembered publicly announcing that he thinks he is ‘the best coach in the Premier League’ even though he managed to take Newcastle from relative mid-table safety to being in the middle of a relegation battle, losing 8 Premier League games in a row.
With Steve McClaren on the verge of becoming the new manager of Newcastle, there had been suggestions that Carver would resume his position as assistant manager – but now it appears that his time at St James’ Park is up.
Yesterday, his name was trending worldwide on Twitter as news of his dismissal was announced.
Here are some of the reactions to the sacking of John Carver…
John Carver getting £1,000,000 pay off??!?!? This world is fukked I'm afraid
— Gareth Riddell (@gaz_riddell) June 10, 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
— Firstname Fondue (@newsfondue) June 9, 2015
Fuck yes, fuck you John Carver
— C-Slice (@CPenkala) June 10, 2015
Waking up to the best of news that Newcastle United has fired John Carver. This is gonna be a great day! We will be better next season.
— Mmasekepe Matsebane (@De_Sports_Guru) June 10, 2015
Some Twitter users were more sympathetic upon hearing the news…
On a personal level, sad to see John Carver and Steve Stone leave #nufc. Two of the loveliest guys you'll ever meet. Understandable tho.
— Pete Graves (@PeteGravesSky) 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
It was the people who put John Carver in the 1at place should be to blame, he should have never been tasked with that
— Chris (@BoringGeordie) June 9, 2015
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