It was interesting to us that Alan Shearer arrived back from his Barbados vacation this morning.
Alan Shearer – good timing to return to Newcastle from vacation?
Thatâ€™s the same time that Mike Ashley is arriving back from his business in Hong Kong, so weâ€™re not sure if thereâ€™s any linkage there. It could all be a coincidence of course, but it does seem a little strange in the timing. If Alan Shearer is somehow involved with the Newcastle manager vacancy, this would be the time to come back from his vacation â€“ thatâ€™s all weâ€™ll say at this point.
Shearer was diplomatic as always, as he arrived back at Newcastle from Barbados. He was asked by Sky Sports News if he wanted the Newcastle job, and replied guardedly:
“Am I wanting it? One day, hopefully.”
Questioned further about the possibility of him working alongside Kevin Keegan at Newcastle, Alan said:
“I haven’t spoken to Kevin for a long time. We will have to see.”
In Mike Ashley’s absence Chairman Chris Mort has worked hard behind the scenes, after Harry Redknapp turned down the Newcastle job on Saturday. We are told that several candidates are under consideration – and that Blackburn’s Mark Hughes is still in the mix.
But most fans would like to see a good manager appointed very soon, because we have a vital game against Bolton on Saturday in the league, not to mention our FA Cup 3rd Round replay tomorrow night against Stoke City.
It would be nice to win both games, however we can manage it. That would help to lift the mood on Tyneside, along with a great management appointment in the next 48 hours.