67% Want Shearer as Keegan’s Assistant Manager

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.  We don’t want anything like that.

What do you think?

Comments Welcome.

19 comments so far

  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 25, 2008 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #1

    Offer him position of sweeping the dressing room, lets see how much he love the club!!!

  • Obafan

    Jan 25, 2008 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #2

    It is understand that Martins will agree to drop his release clause and sign a contract till 2013.
    This is very good news. I hope this will be confimed really soon.

    As far as Woodgate is concerned, if he goes to Spurs IMO it won’t be such a big loss cause he is always injured.

  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 25, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #3

    …..lol….only joking of course…lol…KK’s got to be number 1 though!

  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 25, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #4

    Obafan – not sure about the reported £26 million though, seems a lot of money to payout on an individuals wages – I can see a Leeds situation becoming very real up here!!

  • Obafan

    Jan 25, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #5

    Black n white blood – indeed it is a large amount of money. Owen has even got more and what has he prooved so far???

    Does anybody know something more about the Sol Campbell situation???

  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 25, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #6

    Coming up on Sky Sports News after the break….. Kevin Keegan to talk about tomorrows game!!!

  • Black and White Blood

    Jan 25, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #7

    Obafan – He’s agreed to sign an extension at Portsmouth!

  • Obafan

    Jan 25, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #8

    Black n white blood – Bad news; I would love him to play a year of 2 for the Toon to learn Taylor everything. But okay I really think Cacapa can do that job aswell. If he gets the confidence of KK anhd I’m sure that KK will give all the players confidence (something in which SA did not succeed).

  • Black Caesar

    Jan 25, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #9

    What price on Keegan’s getting sacked in the summer if we get a hammering tomorrow against Arsenal????????

  • malaysian toon

    Jan 25, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #10

    black caesar hate your negativity mate

  • Nick Dryden

    Jan 25, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #11

    I always thought Shearer was very indulged and spoilt in his time as a player, to the detriment of the rest of the team. AS was cringingly too cozy with Shepherd and made life hell for Robson and other managers. On the other side, Shearer was probably largely responsible for Roeder’s fleeting success.
    I wish instead of going after Woody (who was our best defender ever) we should be looking at EDGAR. He virtually brought Ronaldo to a standstill in the game against man U at home last year at home. He’s never been seen since. A gem right under our noses. Pandev, Modric and Bentley would be great in terms of creativity. Some of the others like Chimbonda seem a bit flakey!!!

  • ChrisL

    Jan 25, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #12

    It would be better for Alan to go somewhere else 1st as the boss. Every match that Newcastle lose while Shearer is our number 2, the press will be putting Shearer forward as the imminent boss.

  • Greg B

    Jan 25, 2008 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #13

    I was all for a Keegan/ Shearer partnership before Keegan came in however after reading some of Shearers comments in the press I think Keegan would be better steering clear of Shearer for the time being – its sounds like he is a bit disgruntled that Keegan got the job ahead of him.
    Comments like ‘Im not sure I could be a number 2’ and ‘who says Newcastle is the only club I could work for?’ have stuck with me and also Shearers attitude that if Keegan wants to talk to him he is willing to speak to him, Im sure Keegan is made up that Alan is willing to speak to him!
    I think the Southampton job would be ideal for Shearer, in fact the sooner he gets a job at another club the better, the pressure will be lifted from Keegan and he wont, for the short term at least, have the ghost of Alan Shearer on his shoulder waiting to take ‘his’ job.
    Im probably being a bit harsh on Shearer but I suppose its all the comments he had made in the press, it does the club no favours and the stuff he has been speaking about should have been kept private between him and the club.

  • Southside Jordy

    Jan 25, 2008 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #14


  • ChrisL

    Jan 25, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #15

    GregB, you’ve got it spot on.

  • Greg P

    Jan 25, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #16

    I think it would be great for Shearer to go to Southampton. I’m with Greg B on his views that Keegan would be better off without Shearer. Let Alan get experience elsewhere.
    Still think we need to go for Woody as he would be perfect alongside Taylor

  • Leo

    Jan 25, 2008 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #17

    he wont be number 2 to anyone, no matter what he says he is just trying to keep a good accord with the club

  • JS09

    Jan 25, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #18

    keegan reveals he doesn’t want shearer to be no2 … sky sports news

  • Greg B

    Jan 25, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #19

    Southside Jordy – No I dont work for the papers you mention I just happen to have an opinion that differs to yours, if thats me talking rubbish then so be it, but its my opinion and I stick by it, no need for you to appologise.
    By the way, I think your Caps may be stuck….


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