Newcastle legend Alan Shearer is the fansâ€™ choice to become the new manager at Blackburn Rovers.
Alan Shearer – new manager job at Blackburn?
Blackburn’s manager Mark Hughes has now taken over at Manchester City, and from reports it appears that Shearer could be in the mix, along with former Newcastle and Bolton manager Sam Allardyce, and even former England disaster and Middlesbrough boss, Steve McClaren.
While there may be news that McClaren is interested in the job, we cannot see the sensible people at Blackburn considering McClaren for too long.
In all likelihood he will need to resurrect his management career overseas somewhere. He should never have been given the England manager job, otherwise we’d be competing in Euro 2008 right now, but we digress.
Blackburn Rovers former player, Tony Parkes, certainly would like to see Shearer in the job:
â€œAlan had a lot to say for himself at half-time â€” to the players and the manager.”
â€œHe was a leader of men and the players would play for Alan.â€
â€œIf he brought in an experienced No 2, Alan could be the face and lead the team.â€
The Blackburn Roversâ€™ board will meet this week to discuss the shortlist, which also includes Paul Ince.
We think it will either be Paul Ince or Sam Allardcye who gets the nod, and we would be surprised if Shearer or McClaren have much of a real chance.
Although at some stage Alan will need to get some management experience under his belt, if he is ever to manage Newcastle United, his home town team.