John Carver set for surprise return to football as ex-Mag offers him a job after 3 years out

Scotland boss and former NUFC assistant Steve Clarke has revealed that he’s offered John Carver the chance to become part of his backroom staff with the national side.

Carver has been out of work since his unsuccessful stint at Cypriot side Omonia back in 2017, and a reunion with Clarke – who was Ruud Gullit’s assistant in 1998 and our caretaker manager in 1999 – could be confirmed in the ‘next couples of days’.

The vacant position comes following former assistant coach Alex Dyer’s appointment at Kilmarnock.

Here’s what Clarke has had to say about it all, revealing that Carver is keen to take him up on his offer:

“I’m looking for a new assistant or a new coach to come in. I’ve spoken to John Carver, who I have known for a long, long time.

““He is out of work at the moment and is enthusiastic to come and join us. It’s been finalised that Alex won’t be there.

“Hopefully in the next couple of days I will secure John and he can come up and help us.”

It would be a real coup for the Scottish national side to attract Carver, who once upon a time was labelled as the best manager in the Premier League!

All jokes aside, having a role with Scotland could be ideal for Carver, who is now living in Newcastle again and wouldn’t have to relocate full-time for an international role.

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