Shearer Is Back In Newcastle


It was interesting to us that Alan Shearer arrived back from his Barbados vacation this morning.

alan-shearer-123.jpg

Alan Shearer – good timing to return to Newcastle from vacation?

That’s the same time that Mike Ashley is arriving back from his business in Hong Kong, so we’re not sure if there’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 – that’s all we’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.
Comments welcome.


30 comments so far

  • Sloop Jon B

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #1

    No one has mentioned the ‘R’ word yet- bet they will in a couple of weeks if we don’t get this right!

    I have my choices, which will no doubt differ from others- however I will back whoever we get and scratch this season off. In the next few days we’ll be completely under the good ship Ashley.
    This is will be the decision on which he is judged- let’s get it right MA.

    VOTE VAN GAAL!
    Sorry.

    0
  • Stami

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #2

    Houllier with Shearer at no.2 with the aim to take over in 3 to 4 years! that would be my ideal situation!

    any takers?

    0
  • JMC

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #3

    My gf has just text me to say her dad has just told her NUFC are holding a press conference at St James’ between 12 and 12.30pm today! I hope its true!!!

    I cant wait any longer!
    😀

    0
  • hadrian

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #4

    JMC , its true !!!!!
    they do it everyday before a match 😛

    0
  • Sloop Jon B

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #5

    sky sports news- full of houiller, but no decision made yet.
    no news of press conference

    0
  • Sloop Jon B

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #6

    hadrian-

    HOHO.

    0
  • malaysian youngster

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #7

    what is the R word? revolution?recycle?read?reindeer?

    0
  • malaysian youngster

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #8

    oh it must be ROEDER!!

    0
  • adam

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #9

    why dont we get sammy lee?

    only joking

    0
  • jim

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #10

    Shearer should first get involved perhaps with the academy … Roeder did a very good job there and since looks like its gone down the pan to me? .. in time perhaps he would then replace Houllier who is a must for the postition – respect, track record and sounds like he wants to come to us!!

    0
  • Dave Atkinson

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #11

    Malaysian Youngster – you dozy git! The ‘R’ is for a ‘Rogerin’ – the thing we’re gonna get from the Arse next week!

    0
  • Sloop Jon B

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #12

    malaysian youngster –

    Sunderland will know all about the ‘R’ word at the end of the season-
    it’s a bi-annual event for them!

    0
  • hadrian

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #13

    skysports have ramped every manager going till they have been made bookies favorite . then moved on to the next one , bookies are making millions from this .
    should this be allowed when they have skybet ?
    all a con imo .

    0
  • A Newcastle Fan

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #14

    BREAKING NEWS…….

    KK’s got the job on a 3 year contract with Shearer as his number 2 – To be announced tomorrow at a press conference 11:30. Have to be careful what I say other than deal was agreed late yesterday afternoon. A close family member of Shearers [Mr Denis C*****n] confirmed it had been agreed and that he’s really looking forward to it. The evening chronical is aware of this source, and are in the process of confirming.

    0
  • yongMalaysia

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #15

    NO for houiller… any other manager wil better then him

    0
  • b3v

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #16

    its amazing if you watch the betting odds and media coverage.
    Just because Houlliers name has been mentioned (not by anyone at newcastle) as not in management, and the fff have said he could go if approached, they have slashed all odds and reporting that he is now in talks with the toon!! unbelievable how a tiny story gets blown out of proportion, just like Rednapp, Hughes and Keegan. The truth is no on has a clue what Mike and Chris are thinking and who they are talking to.
    They just want to mention every name possibly linked so that they can say they broke the story first. sigh.

    0
  • thomas storey

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #17

    hurry up and get alan he win us the league COME ON SHEARER!

    0
  • b3v

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #18

    NEWCASTLE United Chairman Chris Mort addresses the vacant managerial position at St. James’ Park in his Black n White matchday programme notes for Wednesday’s FA Cup tie against Stoke City …

    There has been a great deal of speculation in the past week over who will replace Sam Allardyce as the manager of Newcastle United. The most important thing now is to get the decision right – and lay solid foundations for the future.That is why we will take whatever time is necessary in making the decision.

    This will be our first managerial appointment since taking control of the Club, and if we are going to get it right then the new manager will have to satisfy a number of criteria, which include:

    – To have the team playing with the right balance of winning football and stylish football. This is probably the most difficult task. There are some clubs in the country where it is essential that the team generally tries to play football with some flair, and this is one of them.In the most difficult league in the world it is only the great managers that can combine that sort of style with winning. We appreciate we will have defeats and losing runs along the way but if the team is not trying to play football “on the carpet” as Sir Bobby Robson recently described it I think they will always struggle to win over the followers of Newcastle United.

    – We would like a manager willing to develop the youth side of the club. For too long the club has missed out on too much of the young footballing talent in the region and, these days, that talent also needs to combined with young talent sourced both nationally and internationally.

    – A manager that can speak English. There have been media suggestions that we would only appoint a British manager. That is not true. However, we think this is a big enough job without the manager having to operate through an interpreter, so the manager will have to be someone who is able to speak English.

    – We need someone willing and able to take on, and cope with, Newcastle United. As a big club with massive potential this is a fabulous club to manage, and some of the candidates we have talked to appreciate that fact. However, we are not currently a Champions League team, and in six seasons out of the last ten we have finished in the bottom half of the Premier League. That means we are not necessarily going to interest a manger who is already at a team playing Champions League football or whose only ambition is to manage a top team in, say, Spain or Italy. We have also seen over recent months the pressures placed on Newcastle United and its manager by some of the press and occasionally by some of the supporters – we need someone who is willing and able to handle that.

    0
  • b3v

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #19

    looks like that rules mourinho our 🙁

    0
  • Steeley

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #20

    Stami – I’d agree with that!

    Hadrian – we dont have a match today though…

    0
  • Steeley

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #21

    Shearer looked very chirpy at the airport….perhaps he’s just about to get a lot richer!!

    0
  • Vitorbarbosa

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #22

    We worried because it’s our club but I believe we will get better this time.

    0
  • Steeley

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #23

    “That means we are not necessarily going to interest a manger who is already at a team playing Champions League football or whose only ambition is to manage a top team in, say, Spain or Italy” D’Oh! We all knew it, but I hope it doesnt stop them at least asking the questions!!

    Good to hear about them wanting someone who can speak English, rather than just an Englishman…nice to Sky got their story right again…..NOT!!

    0
  • antz

    Jan 15, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #24

    he was taking the pi$$ out of the reporter, totally! haha

    0
  • Kevin Hann

    Jan 15, 2008 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #25

    A Newcastle Fan // Jan 15, 2008 at 12:12

    BREAKING NEWS…….

    KK’s got the job on a 3 year contract with Shearer as his number 2 – To be announced tomorrow at a press conference 11:30. Have to be careful what I say other than deal was agreed late yesterday afternoon. A close family member of Shearers [Mr Denis C*****n] confirmed it had been agreed and that he’s really looking forward to it. The evening chronical is aware of this source, and are in the process of confirming.

    Is this just a joke?

    0
  • ronaldeano

    Jan 15, 2008 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #26

    Its a load of f**kin bollox kevin mate, make no mistake.

    0
  • ronaldeano

    Jan 15, 2008 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #27

    Its a load of old tosh!!!!!!!!!!

    0
  • Southside Jordy

    Jan 15, 2008 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #28

    Kevin Hann if that was a joke it was’nt funny at all!!!!!!!

    0
  • Kelvin Koogan

    Jan 15, 2008 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #29

    Shearer’s back to do that charity bike ride for sport relief. He and your man off the one show are setting off from SJP tomorrow night and arrive at the BBC studios at 7pm on Friday.
    The press are full of crap, so is Kevin Hann

    0
  • Nobby!

    Jan 16, 2008 at 5:46 AM

    Comment #30

    Haha! Man, I love that goal celebration.

    0

You must log in to post a comment.