John Carver does his Newcastle hopes little good with loss at Leicester

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Short of wearing a Sunderland shirt in the dugout, it is difficult to imagine what more John Carver could have done to convince Newcastle United supporters he is not the right man to take over from Alan Pardew.

On the field Newcastle, much weakened by Carver’s decision to make seven changes to ensure key players are available for the Premier League game at Chelsea, played without cohesion or belief. Off it, the manner in which the 49-year-old presented his credentials for a job defined by the club as that of head coach rather than manager sounded jarringly shallow.

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