He is a Geordie, has passion for his club, but he does have "previous"
The Geordie-born coach started football at Newcastle, but injury wrecked his career before he made a first team appearance for his boyhood club.
He joined Newcastle as a coach in 1999 as part of Sir Bobby Robson’s backroom team and remained with them until Graeme Souness took over in 2004.
In January 2011, Alan Pardew took Carver back to St James’ Park as his assistant, it was initially short-term, but later signed a five-and-a-half year deal.
In 2002, during his first spell at Newcastle, he had a row with Arsenal’s Robert Pires after an FA Cup quarter-final and later that year had a bust-up with Laurent Robert after ordering the Frenchman to salute fans who’d travelled to see Dynamo Kiev Champions League game. In March 2003, he confronted referee Andy D’Urso with Newcastle players after 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough.
And in 2004, he threw a chair at Craig Bellamy in an airport row ahead of a trip to Real Mallorca.
In 2009 he was fined by the MLS for slamming referee Tim Weyland when boss of Toronto.
Referee Halsey watched the melee at Wigan and sent Carver to the stands, but the Toon coach will be in for a disrepute charge and a touchline ban.
Source: Newcastle United Mad