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Pearson’s Departure Leaves Door Open for Shearer

9:44 am, Saturday, February 9th, 2008 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

As we reported late least night Nigel Pearson has left his coaching position at Newcastle United and news (rumors) today suggest that can open the way for Alan Shearer to take a coaching position at the club.

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Alan Shearer – could join the club once his responsibilities to BBC finish


We had reported yesterday on the Kevin Keegan phone in from the fans, which was really great to hear as a Newcastle fan, and it was very obvious from Kevin’s words that he really wanted Alan at the club in some capacity, any capacity.

Ant the way Kevin talked about Shearer he brushed aside the Shearer point about him maybe having too strong a personality, and Kevin said he wanted other opinions than his at the club, and welcomed different ideas and opinions. When you get a bit older your ideas usually tend to be more flexible, and it’s also great to work with younger people like Alan, who of course Kevin can now mentor as the manager in waiting – if he joins him at Newcastle United.

It seems that Kevin wants him at the club for a couple of reasons – at least

  1. To help him rebuild Newcastle into a winning side again and the presence of Shearer can only help to inspire the players and attract top class players
  2. Once Alan is at the club, the succession in management is in place, and once Kevin wants to step down Alan can take over. Then maybe the King can stay at the club – on the board or in some capacity – which would be a great idea.
    We should have done that with Bobby Robson too, and it’s still not too late to bring Bobby back in some capacity, if his health is OK. He will also be a good capture for the club at this time just to help with the training, and will help with recruitment

As we mentioned Alan has some commitments with the BBC which he is going to honor, so we think once he’s available he will probably take at least the coaching position full time. He may even take some position before that – we certainly now hope he does.

Not sure exactly at this stage who will be Kevin’s assistant manager, unless he will just wait for Alan coming on board.

After hearing the Keegan phone in on Thursday, we feel confident the two of them can make it work, because Newcastle United is the priority in both their minds. This could be really good news for the future of our club.

We think this may be working out well – again for the good of the club – which is the most important thing, as both Alan and Kevin have said.

What do you think.

Comments very welcome.



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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 adam // Feb 9, 2008 at 9:53 AM

    i hope shearer comes. he wouldnt take crap and would get some decent players to come also

  • 2 e // Feb 9, 2008 at 10:04 AM

    “as we reported” didnt u get it off skysports new?

  • 3 George // Feb 9, 2008 at 10:37 AM

    Listening to KK on Sky Sports News this AM i got the distinct impression that this was the first step to AS taking on a coaching role.
    KK says that permission had been granted to AS to train with them, but having been to the training ground on numerous occaisions, AS could be seen with them training, so whats the difference?
    I sense a bit of a smoke screen, but who cares, because if it is bringing AS into a more permanent fold, well done. And the way our strikers are performing, the more coaching from the best the better.
    It also means that as KK said he can finish his prior comitments without too much hassle .
    which leads to Nigel Pearson leaving, is this just coincidence, bad timing, or what. Maybe ASs role is bigger than we are all led to believe, but it can be covered by others when needed for when AS is doing his TV work?
    Food for thought !

  • 4 Murvar // Feb 9, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    I don’t see how this news (Pearson’s departure) alters the reasons why the Keegan/Shearer thing wouldn’t work. Nothing’s changed – two big characters and egos can’t fit until it’s clear Keegan is handing over. It was obvious just watching the bench recently that McDermott had the manager’s ear, and not Pearson. His star was fading and let’s face it, if Terry Mac’s opinion was preferred over yours, you would be on you bike as well, wouldn’t you? So let’s leave the Shearer thing alone – it’s a distraction and that’s just what we and the club don’t need right now.

  • 5 Eve // Feb 9, 2008 at 1:02 PM

    Meh, I kinda liked Pearson, it’ll be interesting to see what happens but I’m kinda sick of hearing about this Shearer Keegan business. If it happens it happens.

  • 6 Leo* // Feb 9, 2008 at 3:16 PM

    adam sandler haha is going to be our assistant. cant believe things have got this bad…

    have to use a comedian as out assitant to motivate them

    oh wait its adam sadler lol




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