Newcastle United have signed assistant manager John Carver for another five and a half years, just a week after signing star prospect Cheik Tiote for six and half years.
In a possible statement that the club is looking for stability, Carver has signed a new deal that will keep him at the club for a long time.
Carver returned to Newcastle in January, on a deal until the end of the season, but had been at the club as Sir Bobby Robson’s assistant in the past.
Speaking to the clubs website, the 46 year-old said,
“It is great to get this sorted.”
“It was right for the manager to give me a short-term deal at the time, because I didn’t know him and a lot of the players had changed too.
“But it’s been a great month or so, and when he gave me the long-term deal I was delighted.
“I’ve been around the world over the last few years and need to settle down now, and where better than my home town club.”
Manager Alan Pardew added: “John returned here in January on a short-term contract to allow us to work together and get to know each other.
“It has been without doubt a huge success. I’ve really enjoyed working with John and I am delighted he has signed a new deal to make this a long-term partnership.”