First Team Coach
Date of birth
JOHN Carver joined Albion alongside Alan Pardew and has a wealth of experience to his name.
After his playing career was cut short at the age of 20 due to an injury, John played semi-professionally at Gateshead whilst working his way up the coaching ladder.
In 1992 he became a director at Newcastle’s School of Excellence, and went on to become Bobby Robson’s assistant manager at the club before being placed in caretaker charge for a single match after Robson’s sacking in 2004.
He then left The Magpies when Graeme Souness came in, and went on to have spells at Leeds United, Luton Town, Toronto FC, Plymouth Argyle and Sheffield United.
Carver returned to Newcastle as then-manager Pardew’s second in command midway through the 2010/11 season.
The two worked together until Pardew left to join Crystal Palace in January 2015, and Carver was appointed as Newcastle’s manager for the remainder of that season.
He oversaw three wins and four draws during his time at the helm, but was replaced by Steve McLaren at the end of the 2015/16 campaign.
John spent eight months over in Cyprus as manager of top flight side Omonia during the 2016/17 season before teaming up with Pardew again at the Baggies.