A centre-half, who began his football career at Blackburn Rovers, where he played only once, Jesse Carver moved to Newcastle United making 70 appearances and then onto Bury in 1939 before moving into coaching and transforming it from a fitness regime to one based on ball skills.
Worked as a policeman in World War II, but following the end of the hostilities, Jesse moved into a coaching career that was highly successful and has bred lots of footballers right across the continent.
Managed Roma for the 1954-55 season and they finished third although were shifted up to the runners-up position when Udinese relinquished that place as they were punished with relegation, along with Catania, for corruption.
In 1946, Jesse was assistant manager at Huddersfield Town and also went on to manage Rotterdam club Xerxes that year. Also This brought him to the attention of the Dutch FA and he managed the national side in Holland from 1947 to 1948.
Carver returned to England to take charge of Millwall from 1948 to 1949. He also went on to have great success with Juventus (1949 to 1952) where he won the 1950-51 Serie A title, Marzotto, Lazio (1952-1953), Torino (1953-1954), Roma (1954-1955), Genoa, Sampdoria, Coventry City (1955-1956), Internazionale (1957-1958) and Lazio again (1960-1961). At the time, he was reputed to be the highest paid manager in the world.
Unable to find work at other clubs in Italy, he was the first coach to be appointed when Bill Nicholson became manager and stayed from November 1958 to March 1959 before he went on to coach in Portugal in the 1960s and in America too.
On leaving club coaching, he made a niche for himself in the coaching market with the Carver training courses concentrating on player's technical skills.
Jesse Carver died on 29th November 2003 in Bournemouth.