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.