Newcastle assistant boss John Carver says Alan Pardew could not walk away . no matter what shit Mike Ashley throws at him. BOOKIES ODDS FOR FIRST BOSS TO GET THE CHOP 11/10 Steve Kean 4/1 Alan Pardew 8/1 Arsene Wenger 10/1 David Moyes 10/1 Steve Bruce 12/1 Neil Warnock 12/1 Harry Redknapp 25/1 Alex McLeish John Carver: "Why is his position in doubt? "This has been a good start for us. "We have picked up seven points from three matches and we are into the third round of the Carling Cup. We are going in the right direction. "If you had told people we would have what we have now, they would have snapped your hands off. "How can people question the position of the manager? It's absurd. "Just because the window is shut, it doesn't mean that the work stops. "The manager is away looking at games this week and out of the country. "We work with what we have now until January and then go from there."