The Magpies’ caretaker manager and managing director are due to talk before the squad fly out to Dubai on Sunday evening for warm weather training.
But the fact is ... the fans DON'T WANT HIM!
Our NU-Mad poll says it all ..
DO YOU WANT JOHN CARVER AS MANAGER?
Ran from Friday, 2nd January 2015 to Thursday, 8th January 2015
NO - 90.8%
YES - 9.2%
Carver revealed: “I will get an update (about his position) after the match. I’ll have a conversation with Lee before we go away.
“I haven’t spoken to Mike but I had a good conversation with Lee. It hasn’t changed. The club has a process and you can appreciate this is a massive football club.
“So they have to do their due diligence on everybody. There’s a process and I am involved in that. When the time is right they will announce the new head coach.”
Carver has been accused of being nothing more than a copy of Alan Pardew.
The former No2 said: “If that’s what they’ve been saying, I can understand that because I’ve been working with Alan.
"But I’ve set the team up slightly different on the pitch, certainly against Chelsea you saw a slightly different performance.
“I’ve done some things different on the team meetings, how I’ve worked with the players is slightly different. I am my own man. This is how I look at it is you live by the sword, you die by the sword.
“If I don’t do it my way and I don’t get the job, then I’ll think ‘why didn’t I do it like that?’
“I’m going to do it my way and if I don’t do the job then at least I know I’ve done it my way.
“I have had two of the best weeks of my life, because I’ve been able to get on with the football and not worry about anything else.
"I’ve been able to work with a group of players who have been absolutely outstanding. They’ve listened to what I’ve said and they’ve bought into what I’ve tried to do.
“When you’ve had two weeks like I’ve had, it gives you that hunger to want to do it for the rest of your life. It has absolutely whetted my appetite for it. “