Alan Shearer and Kevin Keegan will decide after Alan gets back from Uganda, whether or not Shearer will be part of Kevin’s back room staff at Newcastle United.
Alan Shearer – will he be number 2 at Emirates on Saturday?
News reports say that Shearer had a brief phone conversation with Keegan on Friday, but they at that time decided to discuss it further when Alan returned from Africa, at the end of this coming week.
But Keegan has made it clear he would only consider Shearer returning to Newcastle as his assistant, if Alan gave up his work at the BBC. We think that’s sensible, because there’s no way Alan should be involved with Newcastle United as second in command – as a part-timer.
Shearer said on last night’s Match of the Day broadcast:
“I’ve got to ring him when I get back at the end of the week.â€
“I’ll sit down with him at the end of the week and we’ll discuss it and see what’s best for everyone.â€
“He’s been so busy, he’s gone into the club, he’s got that many staff there, he doesn’t know some of their names.â€
“He had a huge game today, which was far more important than speaking to any individual,”
Let us know what you think – and whether you think Shearer would be a help or a hindrance to Kevin Keegan on his second time around as manager.
Also please vote on the right on whether you think Alan should be Kevin’s second in command.