One of our favorite football people ever, Sir Bobby Robson, is convinced Alan Shearer is destined for management at Newcastle United, at some time in the future.
Bobby Robson – proudly standing by his bronze statue in St. James’ Park
It’s always good to hear from a man who lives and breathes football, and Bobby has had such a magnificent career as both a player and manager, we always listen to what he has to say.
Robson talked to Setanta Sports News today about Shearer:
“Alan will have his own personal reasons for that (rejecting Blackburn).”
“But I think there will be a time when he has done a few things that he has wanted to do, after playing, when he might be a bit more ready for the big jobs, the big tasks.”
“We’ll have to wait and see. He is his own man who makes his own decisions and we will see what happens.”
“I think he is destined for Newcastle one day.”
“I don’t think there is any more pressure at a big club because the risk is the same at a big club as it is at a small club.”
“If you are going to succeed at a little club, you are going to succeed at a big club, so what’s the difference.”
And of course Bobby has the experience of which he speaks, having managed Ipswich Town so magnificently for 13 seasons, and of course they just adore him down there in East Anglia.
The problem we have with Alan and managing Newcastle, is when will he get some management experience?
Mike Ashley has already said that Alan will need some of that before he can manage the Tyneside club.
Bobby managed at Fulham, Ipswich Town, PSV Eindhoven, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Porto. Barcelona, PSV Eindhoven and Newcastle United and is one of the best English managers of all time.
And of course he also famously managed England from 1982 until 1990.
Bobby is struggling again with cancer, but he seems to be doing fine, and obviously we are trusting he will make a full and complete recovery.
Bobby has been an avid Newcastle supporter all his life, and it’s just great to see him at the Newcastle games.
We’d still like him to be given some position or role at our club, however, even if it’s as Ambassador.
What a great man to have representing your club in the football world.