Carver is a former coach at Newcastle and told the Evening Chronicle: âAs a Geordie, Iâm so sad to see it work out this way.
âBut when you have a director of football working with you, you have to have a healthy relationship. They canât interfere with your team-building process and they have to assist you by getting the right players in.
âFor example, I have Mo Johnston here as my director of football, or as they are known in North America as a general manager. He will come to me and ask me âWho do you want?â I will then give him a list of players and he will scout them and negotiate a deal to bring them to the club.
âIf Mo started recommending players to me that I havenât asked for, the system breaks down straight away.
âAnd if, like at Newcastle, you have two people who have different opinions, it is certain not to work, unfortunately.â
The scenes of protest after Keeganâs resignation at the end of last week also came as no surprise to Carver.
He said: âI am 3,000 miles away in Canada and it caused shockwaves even here. The fans are a huge part of it at Newcastle and they care about their club.
âThat can either hamper your chances of success or work in your favour.
Meanwhile, Carverâs side are still in with a chance of making it to the MLS play-offs as the season heads into its final straight.
And he said: âI am enjoying the job. Weâve been crippled with injuries and international call-ups this season, with up to 10 players out at a time.
âBut weâre all hopeful of making the play-offs at the end of the year.â