Shearer Link With Wednesday Job Pure Fantasy

Newcastle United icon Alan Shearer has said he is unaware of his reported link to become manager at Sheffield Wednesday.


Alan Shearer – phantom link to Sheffield Wednesday job

Alan told BBC Sport that he is unaware of the interest from the consortium led by businessman Geoff Sheard.

Sheard is trying to buy out Sheffield Wednesday’s former chairman Dave Allen, and yesterday in one of the Sunday papers, it was reported that Shearer was being tapped to become the new manager of Wednesday.

Not only that, but he was also being given a £20M transfer kitty to work with, just to make the story a little bit more juicy.

But we thought the story seemed a little dodgy, and after all it was the News Of The World.   😀

Shearer and other top names must really get a laugh at some of the stories they appear in on Sundays, and the phantom news associated with them.

The reason we think Alan was not aware of the link reported yesterday,  is that the story has no truth in it whatsoever.

Sorry to be so direct.

Comments welcome.

29 comments so far

  • Bobby

    Jun 16, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #1


  • Tyler

    Jun 16, 2008 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #2


  • natedawg

    Jun 16, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #3

    think it would have been a good taster job for shearer. but reckon he will wait till his contract with the bbc fins and a certain premier club comes knocking

  • Hirsty is still God

    Jun 16, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #4

    I think Shearer is bluffing. This story came up a few months ago and he commented on it then – so to say now that he is “unaware” of the interest is a little economical with the truth. Anyway, much as I liked Shearer as a player I think we (Wednesday) have a competent young manager in Brian Laws and shouldn’t be gambling with someone with no experience, especially if he’s spending £20m!

  • Frankieboy

    Jun 16, 2008 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #5

    Could be ideal for him to gain the experience. Lower league club with a bit of history. Give him 3 years down there then back home to work alongside KK before taking the reins full time. An ideal breeding ground.

  • Leo

    Jun 16, 2008 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #6

    i will put this simple


    i think on the shearer link maybe the newspapers read sheard and thought oh yes that would get people to buy our newspapers and use the fact that the ‘insider’ isnt the best at spelling

    so merely spelt sheard wrongly and hey presto they have a ‘plausable story’

  • 51times

    Jun 16, 2008 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #7

    After turning down Blackburn I don’t think he’ll take any managers job this summer.


    Jun 16, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #8

    I think they should all be prepared to start at the bottom same as Clough and Ince, think of it as a sort of tribal initiation.

  • The Entertainers

    Jun 16, 2008 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #9

    Shearer seems content working for the BBC.
    I fear the longer he stays out of football, the chance he never goes into management looms large.

    As far as Newcastle are concerned i dont think the new regime would take a chance on a inexperienced manager…..

    Shearer destined to manage Newcastle?….I just cant see it, unless he starts else where.

  • gorskino

    Jun 16, 2008 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #10

    It could happen as to be fair like many players like Paul Ince etc .. it would be better to gain experiance through lower clubs then when its right and you have enought experiance like Ince does now Shearer can leave and join a bigger club like Newcastle.

  • daiv

    Jun 16, 2008 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #11

    Shearer’s ego would never let him manage any club but a premiership one. A great player often makes a poor manager.

  • toonoot

    Jun 16, 2008 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Who gives a toss? He was a great servant for us – and a well paid one at that. He should have retired two years earlier. Yes, he is still an icon. But why are we interested in his future? Whatever he does it will be in his own interests!

  • gordond

    Jun 16, 2008 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #13

    Toonoot what you talking about the man’s GOD.I think your a mackem.NEWCASTLE TILL I DIE.AND IN MY AFTER LIFE:)

  • toonoot

    Jun 16, 2008 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #14

    The Angel of the North is an icon. There used to be a night club called ikon. But Alan don’t work here no more!!!!

  • 51times

    Jun 16, 2008 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #15

    toonoot – *yawn*

  • gordond

    Jun 16, 2008 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #16

    Wrong the only faries i have in my garden is peter reid & roy keane in tu-tu’s .

  • gordond

    Jun 16, 2008 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #17

    Why are you so negative toonoot?

  • toonoot

    Jun 16, 2008 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #18

    It’s not being negative. It’s being realistic. Alan is a canny enough bloke. He was a great CF, But he is not a ‘roving ambassador’ for Newcastle. He does not work in any way in any capacity for Newcastle. For his last two seasons he was bigger than Newcastle (not quite god though) and that was wrong!

  • gordond

    Jun 16, 2008 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #19

    Get a life mackem scum-bag

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 16, 2008 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #20

    Agree with toonoot to be honest.

    Hes too arrogant, i get the feeling he thinks he can just manage Newcastle before getting any experience. He thinks hes too good to manage in the lower leagues. Hes wrong and we arent going to suffer the consequences.

  • toonoot

    Jun 16, 2008 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #21

    gordond: Your fairies await!

  • gordond

    Jun 17, 2008 at 12:08 AM

    Comment #22

    The man is destined to take over at Newcastle. I for one thought he would join Keegans regime .I for sure will give him 110% + backing not if he does get the job but WHEN.

  • Clive

    Jun 17, 2008 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #23

    Actually I don’t think Shearer will ever be a manager, he’s having a great time in MOTD’s boring old boy’s club, exchanging bland platitudes with Lineker, Hansen and Lawrenson whilst avoiding any tactical insight or criticism that isn’t blindingly obvious to a small child, about players they know they’ll be playing golf, or having drinks with later on (especially after England games). That’s why MOTD on Sunday is a billion times better, Adrian Chiles and what the BBC class as their 2nd tier pundits (Gavin Peacock etc) actually have opinions and tell it like it is. Shearer the player, ABSOLUTE LEGEND, up there with WOR JACKIE. Shearer the pundit down there with Andreas Andersson, him and the rest of Saturday’s MOTD are taking license payers money under false pretences. Look you may want to call me names, but if you think about what I’ve written for a second before you respond, deep down you’ll know that if we’d qualified for the Euros and after a game when McClaren’s England had yet again stunk out the tournament with their rotten football, he would be sat there agreeing with the rest of his mates, telling us all how Gerrard and Lampard can play together, we have a “world class team”, blah, blah,blah etc etc and you all know its true.

  • Angryman the angry fantasist

    Jun 17, 2008 at 1:42 AM

    Comment #24

    gordon – if you need a father figure try Martin O’Neil.

  • 51times

    Jun 17, 2008 at 1:59 AM

    Comment #25

    Angryman the angry fantasist – Jesus Christ, is it any wonder why we’re not liked by other fans.

  • phoonCK

    Jun 17, 2008 at 4:05 AM

    Comment #26

    i dont understand. whats the great deal behind ‘wall virginity’? doesn’t this things belong to the kids in their kiddy-wonderland forum? grow up, or go back to your books. get a life.

    i dont see the difference in excitement between 1st reply and last.

    back to Shearer. i think its either he be a manager at some lower division clubs to learn the ropes or be an assistant in some average or big clubs. it’ll be risky if he becomes Newcastle manager at his 1st try. what if he fails? he’ll lose his ‘legend’ status..

    anyway, just browsed youtube and chanced upon a video tribute to him which i’ve watched countless of times during the 1st year of his retirement. it wet my eyes. my god. i realised i missed Shearer alot. he’s such a great scorer.

    wishing him success wherever he go, whatever he do. Shearer, Newcastle’s scoring legend.

  • The Entertainers

    Jun 17, 2008 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #27

    Cant believe the attitude of some Newcastle ‘fans’ on here.

    Look i have said myself, i dont particulary believe Shearer will become Newcastles manager with our new regime, unless he gains experience else where.

    So i may agree with some of the more negative comments on this blog, but i stopped short of calling one of our all time legends arrogant and egotistical.

    Short memories guys…….shame on you.

  • geordiegraham

    Jun 17, 2008 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #28

    off topic. the daily star r sayin that milner will go 2 liverpool for 7 mil plus danny guthrie

  • HeronMag

    Jun 17, 2008 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #29

    Has anyone here seen much of Guthrie?

    If Milner has his heart set on leaving then let him go, but I’ d like to make sure we have a top class replacement.

    I think I’m one of the few people on here that wouldn’t mind seeing what Jermaine Pennant could do in black and white. He’s a more natural winger than Milner (although not as talented in the centre of the pitch). Pennant is a classic KK-style player – forward thinking and all pace and skill.


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