Alan Shearer returns from his visit to Africa some time today, and we expect Kevin Keegan to talk to Alan and finally decide whether it would be fitting to have Alan as assistant manager.
Alan Shearer – returns from Africa this week
Kevin will be on his way to London for the game today with his squad, but they should be able to talk by phone at some point.
We ran a poll this week and had close to 700 votes and the result was as follows.
So basically 2 in 3 would like to see Alan at the club as Assistant Manager. We think that can work as long as a few points are understood, which we had made last week, and they are still very true with the partnership:
- Don’t negotiate the partnership in the press
- Offer Alan Shearer the number 2 position
- Ensure that something is worked out between the BBC and Shearer to the satisfaction of Kevin. Kevin has said he wants Alan to give up his position at the BBC, but whatever is worked out has to be 100% acceptable to Keegan. Certainly Alan has to be able to attend all Newcastle’s matches.
- Shearer must accept he may be number 2 for at least 5 years, and that Kevin is fully in charge of the playing side of the club.
- Kevin will be Alan’s boss at the club.
If something can be worked out like that, it would be a good deal for Newcastle, but both of them have to understand the first priority in all of this is Newcastle United and its success. They are both secondary to that.
If anything else is allowed it could be too dangerous and compromise Kevin’s ability to make Newcastle United successful again.Â We don’t want anything like that.
What do you think?