Shearer Candidate for Southampton Manager Job

Alan Shearer has reportedly joined Glenn Hoddle, as one of the favorites, to take over from George Burley as manager of Southampton Football Club.


Alan Shearer – potential manager opportunity at old club Southampton

George Burley has recently been appointed the new manager of Scotland. The Southampton board meet today, but there are some doubts as to whether they can attract such high profile managers.

Southampton’s financial condition means there would be some restrictions on the manager in terms of money to spend, and it is not known whether Hoddle or Shearer would even be interested in the position.

A poll of Southampton supporters has recently put Hoddle top of the list to succeed Burley, and Glenn is ahead of Shearer, Chris Coleman and Billy Davies, the former Derby County manager.

Shearer started his career at Southampton back in 1988, but it is unclear whether Shearer would want to uproot his family, and move again to the south coast. However, there may be a certain pull for him, given it’s one of his three former clubs.

Glenn Hoddle speaks well of his time at Southampton, where he did very well, before being given the Tottenham Hotspur manager position, where he was a lot less successful.

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • James

    Jan 24, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #1

    I called this yesterday and even put a fiver on it.

    Go on Al – get some number 1 experience

  • ronaldeano

    Jan 24, 2008 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #2

    He’s got to start somewhere. Guarenteed he will do better than THAIR manager cos Shearer can attract players unlike that unaproachable, edgy fookin buffoon at the stadium of fookin SHITE!!!!!! 🙂

  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 24, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #3
  • Howie

    Jan 24, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #4

    wont happen. seems like it could be hoddle again

  • craig chisholm

    Jan 24, 2008 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #5

    i hope he does go to be honest as i am sick of his presense around us. i do not think he will work well with keegan as shearer (being a striker) has that selfish streak in him- just like keegan, and they both want to do it their own way. i also did not like the way shearer came out and said that he could go to other clubs and was not going to be hanging around for newcastle, it kinda came across as a thinly veiled threat. so i think that al should pack his bags and go down south for a few years in a diff league to newcastle. it would be a good thing for all parties. then in three or four years time when keegan hangs up his boots for good, shearer will be in prime spot to take over.

  • broon ale

    Jan 24, 2008 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #6

    look what i found!!!!'This+is+a+different+city+now+that+he+is+back

    looks like someone has been licking some arse!!!

    Alan oliver out!

  • Leo*

    Jan 24, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #7

    good start for shearer, he can do good things there hopefully and in maybe 5 years can suceed king kev at our place

  • Staffsmag

    Jan 24, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #8

    I think it would be a great move for Shearer and as Leo says come to us when he has cut his teeth at a lower division club! broon ale – class find that what an arse licking tw*t Oliver is !!!!

  • scott9

    Jan 24, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #9

    i hope he gets it

  • KevinHann

    Jan 24, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #10

    “I was surprised he came back. We ran a poll before the announcement and Keegan only got 40 per cent of the votes.” Is this guy an idiot or what? Maybe someone got 120%?

  • broon ale

    Jan 24, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #11

    kevin, exactly.. he even printed an article concerning that poll stipulating keegan was the favourite, he then went on to sky sports news saying the comical readers want keegan, .Now he has changed his tune and decides to lick aresenals hoop! You should email hiim kevin hann,, he probably doesnt read my emails anymore. I have a go at him too much.


  • Howie

    Jan 24, 2008 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #12

    did anyone read mick dennis’s article on newcastle this morning. plonker. great response on

  • broon ale

    Jan 24, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #13

    howie, i seen that article. i wonder if this mick guy has a email address? he needs to be subjected to the alan oliver treatment.

  • Howie

    Jan 24, 2008 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #14

    whereas oliver is just a dope. the rest of the journailsm only write about newc as they are obsessed with us and secretly jealous of the passion we have and they know it will sell papers

  • scott9

    Jan 24, 2008 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #15

    i really hope we get woodgate n pandev in they would be great signings for january but i cant see it happening a cm would be nice aswell but i would be happy with woodagte n pandev

  • Nomis_jade

    Jan 24, 2008 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #16

    I cant w8 for the arsenal game! can we beat them? I think we can, but it will have be our best performance all season. I hope we at least get a draw and take them bk to st james, otherwise the media are goin to be really annoying saying that keegan has lost it already etc etc. Personally im not bothered aboutnew signings, exept for a creative attacking (fast) midfielder. Thats all we need. And our africans bk.

  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 24, 2008 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #17

    “I was surprised he came back. We ran a poll before the announcement and Keegan only got 40 per cent of the votes”. —- He is without a doubt the worlds biggest tit, only A Oliver could fail to highlight that this was a huge land slide for KK with Shearer only receiving 17 per cent – Just emailed the twat to tell him once and for all what I think of him, I wish you lot could do the same!!!!!

  • Mick G

    Jan 24, 2008 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #18

    broon ale I think the E-Mail your after is Have fun

  • keegan

    Jan 24, 2008 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #19



  • ronaldeano

    Jan 24, 2008 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #20

    Hey, Broon, i think i broke Olivers nose with me rolled up chronny the neet! He was walkin past central bout 7:15 and i took a swipe! He started crying for his mammy!!!!lol!!!! 🙂


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