Alan Shearer is a very bright guy, and he’s not stupid enough to take the Newcastle job under the current circumstances, when the club is being run by a bunch of Ashley’s cronies, who seem to have no clue at all about how to run a football club.
Alan Shearer – manager must be allowed to manage
Unfortunately for the fans, Ashley owns the club.
Shearer, 38, told The Sun yesterday:
“I do want to be a manager but I believe a manager has to be allowed to manage and it looks like Kevin Keegan was not.”
“When you are a manager you live or die by your decisions and if a manager is not allowed to make those decisions you cannot manage a football club.”
“You cannot work as a manager properly if someone else is deciding which players you buy and which you sell.”
“I totally understand why Kevin has walked out and why Alan Curbishley has done the same thing this week at West Ham.”
You can hardly hold a manager responsible for the playing side of things, if he is not in total control of the players, and who comes and who goes.
But it seems that Ashley and his cronies either don’t understand that, or don’t want to understand it.
They have brought disgrace and ridicule on the Tyneside club, and it also seems none of them have yet come back to Newcastle, after the resignation of Kevin Keegan.
That’s how much they are attached to the club – not at all.