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.
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 Kevinâ€™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 â€“ at least
- 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
- 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 â€“ on the board or in some capacity â€“ 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 heâ€™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 Kevinâ€™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.