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#ManagerWatch: A New Day Is Upon Us (UPDATED)

One of the worst kept secrets early in this off-season is finally being let out of the bag.

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It's over folks. Working Class John Carver™ is no longer a coach for Newcastle United.

According to multiple sources, including the BBC and the Chronicle, Carver and trusted lieutenant Steve Stone have been sacked by the Newcastle board. As of 4PM local time (10AM CDT), there is no official statement from Newcastle, Carver, or Stone. (UPDATE: NUFC confirm Carver and Stone's departure. Their official statement can be found here.)

This comes as no surprise as every Geordie awaits confirmation that umbrella aficionado Steve McClaren is appointed the new gaffer at our beloved club.

John Carver was a coach for multiple managers at Newcastle. He served as an assistant under legendary Sir Bobby Robson. He was appointed caretaker manager when Robson was sacked, but Graeme Souness was favored as Sir Bob's successor. This was Steve Stone's first coaching job in football after being appointed by the Club in 2010 as a youth team assistant.

Carver returned to his hometown club in 2011 after coaching stints at Leeds, Luton Town, and Toronto FC in the MLS. He was named first team coach by Alan Pardew. He also replaced Pardew when he left the Toon for Crystal Palace, a club he was fondly remembered as a player.

We are all too familiar with his quality as a head coach, a spokesperson to the press, and an ambassador to the fans. We knew he was beyond his depth when he was appointed, and he proved it in the second half of the season.

This day should have come a lot sooner (like...6 months ago sooner), but we are happy to see it here. Let's see what else Ashley, Charnley, and Co. have up their sleeves.