Carver: I pick the team

first_img Press Association Asked if he would be happy to be a “yes man”, he replied: “Let me tell you, I am definitely not that kind of person. “The conversations I’ve had with the club have been honest and frank and straight about the team. Obviously I’ve got to give my opinions about individuals and I’ll give my honest opinion about what I think. “What I won’t have is anybody telling me, for example, what team to pick. ‘Should you not pick him ahead of him?’ – I won’t have that and I won’t stand for that. As soon as that situation – If that situation – started to develop, then I would stop it straight away. “I’m quite happy to work under the parameters of being the head coach, organising the team, running the team and picking the team. I’m happy with that. “But once we go into the realms of other people telling me which team to play and all that, that’s not the realm of the head coach. “In fairness, myself and (managing director) Lee (Charnley) have a good understanding on that because we both made it quite clear at one of our first meetings when we sat down and discussed it. “I can guarantee to people out there that I’m definitely not going to be a yes man. I’m going to be myself, I’m going to do it the way I want to do it. If I’m successful, then great. If I’m not, at least I can say at the end of the day that I did it my way, and then I’ve got nobody else to blame.” Last Saturday’s 3-0 victory at Hull – the first of Carver’s reign to date – was a case in point with the 50-year-old revealing he exchanged text messages with Charnley before the game in which the line-up was never discussed. He said: “I’ve got to tell you, we played Hull last weekend and I got a text message from Lee Charnley saying, ‘Good luck’, so he didn’t even know what the team was. “I have texted him the team some times this season, but I didn’t at Hull and I won’t be doing so this weekend. “I won’t be telling him – I don’t have to. I pick the team. I don’t pick the Rangers team, mind.” Just who does pick the Rangers team has been a topic of intense debate in recent days, but Carver was steadfast when asked if his five loanees have it written into their contracts that they must play if they are fit. He said: “Absolutely not. If they go up there and aren’t good enough to get into the team, that’s our problem. “Could you imagine me being the Rangers manager and all of a sudden these guys come to Rangers and they’re saying these lads have got to play?” Carver was also quick to dismiss suggestion from full-back Davide Santon’s girlfriend that the Italian was pushed out by the club to re-join Inter Milan on loan. He said: “I’ve got to be honest I think it’s a great move for him. It’s the club he’s come from, it’s where he’s from and maybe his girlfriend just finds it difficult because she’ll have to move over there. “From a footballing point of view, it’s a great situation for him and for us. He wasn’t pushed out.” Newcastle head coach John Carver has insisted he would not stand for boardroom intervention in team selection. Carver, who has been handed the reins at St James’ Park until the end of the season, is adamant he and he alone will pick the team amid claims that Rangers boss Kenny McDowall has been told he must play the five loan players the Magpies have sent up to Ibrox on loan. Derek Llambias, the former Newcastle managing director now running day-to-day affairs at Rangers as chief executive, has since denied that, but Carver would not truck any interference of that nature at St James’ Park. last_img read more

English football’s longest-serving boss Paul Tisdale leaves Exeter

first_img1 Paul Tisdale has left his role as Exeter City manager after 12 years at the helm.The 45-year-old had recently taken over from Arsene Wenger as English football’s longest-serving manager.But, following the club’s second successive defeat in the League Two play-off final, Tisdale has decided not to sign a new contract.Jim Bentley, who has been in charge of Morecambe since 2011, is now the longest-serving boss in the top four divisions.Exeter said they had been in talks over a “new significantly-improved contract” for Tisdale since the middle of last year, but he had not met the club’s deadline to sign it.Exeter chairman Julian Tagg told the club’s official website: “Regretfully, Paul has decided not to sign.“We wish him the best of luck for the future and would like to thank him for his commitment to our club over the last 12 years.“He has been a dedicated and successful manager, well respected both inside the club and equally so in football generally and ever popular with players staff and volunteers, having worked so extremely hard to bring Exeter City to where we are today.“Our offer of a new contract to Paul came with our express desire that he sign it in order to allow the club to plan and go forward with certainty. It is of course entirely Paul’s prerogative that he should choose to let the club’s deadline for a decision pass, but we are now at the point where we must move on and unexpectedly plan for a future without Paul as our manager.”Exeter lost the League Two play-off final to Coventry earlier this week – their second straight play-off final defeat – having finished fourth in the table.Tisdale was appointed in 2006 and took charge of 626 matches, winning 241, drawing 159 and losing 226.He won back-to-back promotions from the National League to League One in 2008 and 2009.Tagg added: “Under Paul’s leadership, we have consistently outperformed clubs with much larger budgets and we feel incredibly proud of everything we’ve achieved together, on and off the pitch.He added: “We’ll continue to watch Paul’s career with great interest. He has been Exeter’s most successful ever manager and he will always be welcome here and we wish him well.” Paul Tisdale was the Football League’s longest serving manager last_img read more


first_imgA computer programmer who broke into a woman’s flat in Letterkenny leaving her terrified has been ordered to pay his victim €500.Cheevers left woman terrified after break-in to flat.Conal Cheevers, 37,  broke into the woman’s flat at Apartment 2, Greenfield, Pearse Road by smashing the bathroom window and removed cosmetics on May 2nd last. After hearing the noise, the terrified woman called Gardai and Cheevers, of Bru na Grudan, Castletroy, Co Limerick was caught nearby.The woman appeared at Letterkenny District Court and told Judge Paul Kelly that she was “still scared staying there at night.”Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client, who was charged wit trespassing, had an unblemished record, was extremely drunk on the night and couldn’t remember breaking into the flat.Judge Kelly ordered Cheevers to pay a total of €750 – €250 for the broken window and a further €500 to the victim.He then dismissed the charges.COMPUTER PROGRAMMER WHO LEFT WOMAN TERRIFIED AFTER BREAK-IN PAYS VICTIM €500 was last modified: May 19th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:break-inConal CheeversdonegalflatLetterkenny Courttrespasslast_img read more