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Last Updated: Sunday, 12 September, 2004, 11:27 GMT 12:27 UK
Carver leaves Newcastle
Former Newcastle coach John Carver
Newcastle have terminated the contract of John Carver, who has been acting as caretaker manager since the sacking of Sir Bobby Robson.

New boss Graeme Souness, who brought in Dean Saunders, Alan Murray and Phil Boersma from Blackburn, has moved quickly to form his backroom team.

David Geddis and Kenny Wharton have also had their contracts terminated at St James' Park.

But former player and reserve team manager Tommy Craig has been kept on.

Souness, who told the United staff at a meeting on Sunday, will officially take over as Newcastle manager on Monday.

Blackburn insisted on a delay in taking over as the clubs met in the Premiership on Saturday.

I know managers take their own staff with them and I'll take what comes to me
John Carver
Carver was in charge as Newcastle beat Blackburn 3-0 at St James' Park.

He dedicated the victory to Robson and afterwards admitted he did not know what the future held for him.

"I know what football is about, I know managers take their own staff with them and I'll take what comes to me.

"It's been a fantastic time. How can I start to tell you about my feelings and my emotions?

"I was quite nervous, but excited, excited to have to pick a team and to go out on to St James' Park with the team and sitting in that dug-out.

"That was a fantastic feeling, and I know there are so many people out there who would love to do that, and I've done it now, and with a good result, and that makes a big difference.

"I'll tell you what, I'm going out from this place certainly a proud Geordie and I'm going to enjoy it."






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