Alan Shearer talked about the discussion Alan and Kevin had about bringing Shearer into the club as assistant manager, last Thursday evening.
Alan Shearer and Kevin Keegan
It seems that Kevin is very keen to seek Alan’s help, and from what we can tell Shearer only wants what’s right for the club.
Shearer said today:
“We hadn’t spoken for a while and we had a really good evening on Thursday,” “Kevin’s forgotten more about management than I know and he wanted to bring me in in that role (assistant).â€
“But after we spoke about it we decided it wasn’t right, most importantly, for the football club.â€ “We’re very similar people, very opinionated and at times you might need something different in a number two.”
“We will speak again in the week but it has to be right, not for me, but for the football club,” “I have a role there already as an ambassador, I have that role but Kevin is keen to get me into the training ground.â€
“I fully understand that other managers have been in and I tried to keep my distance. But Kevin says even if I don’t have any training ground (responsibilities) he wants me to come in and have lunch and even use it as a gym if I want.”
This sounds good coming from Alan, so the deal now is how to use Alan in a role where he can contribute most to the club with Kevin as manager. Alan is very like Kevin, and he’s right to say it wouldn’t work too well for them to work closely together. But we see they are trying to work something out that’s for the good of the club – which is great.
We’ll just have to wait and see if they can work anything out – but it’s got to work and move the club forward.
What do you think?