- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On October 8, 2008
- 8 Comments
- Designated Player, John Carver, Winter Transfers
And I’m not talking about a Dr. Pepper either. Toronto FC manager John Carver gave his club an ultimatum today, “give me a designated player next year or I am out.”
“I’ve gone on record and I’ll say it again, because no matter what happens, at the end of the season, if I’m going to be here at this club, we have to do something about it. We have to bring in that quality-type of player,” said Carver, who is on a one-year contract with a club option for the 2009 season.
Added the Englishman: “The club is aware of it, the management is aware of it, the fans are certainly aware of it, and we have to do it, because if we don’t, I will definitely, definitely go home. No buts about it.”
“We need to build the product on the field. In the first two years you take the view that you have to walk before you can run. Now we’re ready to run and the time is right. That’s why I’m making a big thing about it.”
“Even if we make the playoffs in this situation and we donít [sign a DP], then I’ll go home. I won’t hang around. I couldn’t do a job thinking I promised something and couldn’t produce the goods,” Carver said.
Eh, honestly this dude is good as done in Major League Soccer. He hasn’t been able to cut it and really he could also blame a bit on his management, more importantly on Mo Johnston for the moves that he has made here.
Toronto has the money to spend on next year’s bunch and there is little doubt that they won’t spend it all too. They don’t actually need a high profile player to bring in the fans either, they will still be there no matter what I think. They just need a true play maker and one that can score goals in bunches.
What do you think about Carver here? Is he as good as done in MLS after this year or will he stick around once TFC gets a designated player?