Carver: I'm best in Premier League
John Carver has insisted he is the best coach in the Premier League despite leading the club to eight successive defeats and into the thick of a relegation fight.
The 50-year-old, who held talks with managing director Lee Charnley on Sunday after a disastrous 3-0 defeat at Leicester, has just three games to drag the club back from the brink, starting with tomorrow's showdown with West Brom at St James' Park.
But he will head into it adamant that he must believe he is the best at what he does.
Carver said: "I still think I'm the best coach in the Premier League. That's what I think. Now there's nothing wrong with that, but I still do.
"If I have the right tools, I can do the job. I'm doing the job to the best of my ability at the moment and I'll continue doing that for the next three weeks."