Speaking to BBC Live earlier this month via the Chronicle, former Newcastle United manager John Carver has suggested that Magpies supporters need to ‘be careful what they wish for’ in regards to a takeover, prompting lots of fans to shut down the comments immediately.
Carver, who took temporary charge of Newcastle during the 2014/15 season when they narrowly avoided relegation to the Championship on the final day courtesy of heroics from Moussa Sissoko and Jonas Gutierrez, spoke candidly surrounding the ongoing takeover saga at St James’ Park.
Despite Mike Ashley’s ownership continuing to motivate protesting supporters, Carver insisted that fans should ‘be careful what they wish for’ in regards to a new owner. The former interim boss also went on to say that if manager Steve Bruce finishes in the top half, he will have performed ‘miracles’. In response to Carver’s verdict, many Magpies supporters have slammed the 55-year-old on social media – here’s what they had to say.
John Carver says #nufc fans should be “careful what they wish for” regarding forcing Mike Ashley out.
John, any football fan who doesn’t hate themselves would want more than this. We’ve put up with it long enough. We want change.
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) February 25, 2020
You can’t trust any of these former players/staff as they all have an agenda just like Shola did when he openly praised Ashley on SS a few years ago to get a job and as Nolan did in the hopes he would get a job too.
— Angel🎅🎁🎄 (@01dunnn) February 25, 2020
Must be skint and after a new job
— Louis McGregor (@Louismc1988) February 25, 2020
Forgive me if I don’t put much weight behind John Carver’s opinion on football and Mike Ashley.
— Tony (@ToeKneesTweets) February 25, 2020
This coming from a bloke who deliberately played a weakened team in the FA Cup vs Leicester because big Mike told him to. Scab
— Robert Brown (@rbrown172) February 25, 2020
Forcing out ! he is as clueless now as he was then as a manager, Ashley is going nowhere !!
— Nick (@Nick747757) February 25, 2020
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