John Carver running out of time at struggling Newcastle

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 17 April 2015, 09:49

John CarverAs Newcastle's season dwindles to a desperately disappointing close, it's becoming increasingly unlikely that interim boss John Carver will be offered the Toon job on a permanent basis. The under-fire 50-year-old has failed to win a single point in his last five matches in the dugout, with the club's recent rotten run raising fears that they could even be dragged into a relegation scrap.

  • Newcastle have lost their last five successive matches.
  • The Toon have only won two of their 14 league & cup games under Carver.

The cold, hard truth is that despite his passion and determination, Carver has failed to carve out the results since replacing Alan Pardew at the start of 2015. Newcastle have only won two of their 14 matches under Carver, who now has six matches remaining to persuade the club's hierarchy to offer him the job full-time, starting with Tottenham on Sunday afternoon. Carver will need no reminding that if the Magpies are defeated to Mauricio Pochettino's men, it will equal their worst ever Premier League losing streak, which the club only set a year ago.

A measly nine points from a possible 39 points is undoubtedly relegation form, but while the Toon have dropped down to 13th in the table, they still have a nine point cushion with half-a-dozen matches remaining. It would take an almighty slip up for the club - who are way out at 80/1 (Sky Bet) to be relegated - to drop out of the top-flight, however given their current form, supporters will be on edge.

In recent weeks Carver has emerged as the second favourite in the Premier League Sack Race, with Bet Victor now pricing him at 12/1. But, even if Newcastle dire losing streak continues, it's unlikely that they'll dispense of the Geordie until the end of the season.

Instead, it's worth checking out the candidates in the Next Newcastle Manager Market, which still shows Derby County gaffer Steve McClaren as the 2/5 frontrunner (Bet Victor), although it is difficult to envision the former England manager making the move should he lead the Rams to promotion up to the top-flight. Ajax boss Frank de Boer and the out-of-work Remi Garde can both be found at 12/1, whereas Michael Laudrup is priced at 14/1.

Betting Odds Tips

Managers Departed

Last man down

Mark Cooper
Mark Cooper
(Forest Green)
11th April
VIEW ALL CASUALTIES
x
Bet £10 Get £40 in Free Bets
Exclusive Promo Code
M40
JOIN NOW
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using promo code M40 only. 1x per customer. Min £/€10 bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Free bets of 2 x £/€15 issued after first qualifying bet settles. Max £/€10 Bonus. 35x wagering requirement. Max redeemable bonus: £25. Casino bonus expires after 72 hours. UK & Eire only. Additional T&Cs, including free-bet, game, location, payment method and stake contributions apply. begambleaware.org.
x
Up to £100 in bet credits
Exclusive Promo Code
100BET365
JOIN NOW
#AD Open Account Offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. The bonus code ‘100BET365’ can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount in any way. 18+ begambleaware.org.
Advert Disclaimer
Thesackrace.com is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Thesackrace.com accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.
Next in firing line Hottest Manager Markets

Premier League

Next Manager to Leave

Arsenal

Next Manager

Atletico Madrid

Next Manager

Barcelona

Next Manager

Celtic

Next Manager

Crystal Palace

Next Manager

England

Next Manager

England U21

Next Manager

Germany

Next Manager

Liverpool

Next Manager

Manchester United

Next Manager

Newcastle United

Next Manager

Paris St Germain

Next Manager

Preston North End

Next Manager

Real Madrid

Next Manager

Republic of Ireland

Next Manager

Southampton

Next Manager

Tottenham Hotspur

Next Manager

Valencia

Next Manager
x
Bet £10 Get £40 in Free Bets
£30 in free sports bets + £10 Casino Bonus #AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using promo code M40 only. 1x per customer. Min £/€10 bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Free bets of 2 x £/€15 issued after first qualifying bet settles. Max £/€10 Bonus. 35x wagering requirement. Max redeemable bonus: £25. Casino bonus expires after 72 hours. UK & Eire only. Additional T&Cs, including free-bet, game, location, payment method and stake contributions apply. begambleaware.org.
BET HERE
We use cookies to provide statistics that help give you the best experience of our site. By continuing to use the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more
Got It