John Carver has paid the price for dragging Newcastle United dangerously close to relegation with his job.
Carver won just three games in five months as caretaker manager and has been told he will not be allowed to return to his role as assistant manager.
First team coach Steve Stone will also leave as managing director Lee Charnley clears the decks for Steve McClaren’s arrival and punishes those responsible for hurling the club into an unexpected fight for survival.
Carver had spoken defiantly about remaining at the club, despite his terrible spell in charge of the team, but was seen as part of the problem rather than a solution. It was also felt the players needed to hear new voices on the training ground.
Carver returned to Newcastle as Alan Pardew’s assistant in 2010.