New Newcastle Owners Want Keegan and Shearer


Joe Kinnear, the former Wimbledon, Luton and Nottingham Forest manager took the Newcastle interim manager job today, but will be there for just 6 games.

Kevin Keegan – returning to club in early October?

Newcastle appointed the 61-year-old after former England boss Terry Venables turned down the job yesterday, following Kevin Keegan’s departure on September 5th.

Now Joe seems to have has let the cat out of the job an drevealed two things about the future of Newcastle

  1. The club will be sold in early October to investors
  2. The new owners want Keegan and Shearer as the new management team

Kinnear told Radio Five Live that he will be in charge for just six games, and then his understanding was that new owners would bring back Keegan along with Alan Shearer.

Joe explained:

“I think the club’s going to be sold at the beginning of October and Chris Hughton needs all the help he can get.”

He said he had been told by Mike Ashley that the new owners then intended to bring in Keegan and Shearer, adding:

“I have the utmost respect for them.”

Kinnear is still looking forward to his spell in charge of Newcastle United:

“I am very excited about the challenge in front of me at Newcastle United.

“Results have not been great of late, but there is a lot of quality in the squad and I am very confident the players are capable of climbing the league table.

“Newcastle United is a great club. When I was in charge of Wimbledon, I always remember the passion of the fans up there and how great a stadium St James’ Park is.

“It is a big challenge, but one I am really looking forward to.”

We’ll have to see if Shearer wants the job, because he has already been asked by Kevin to come in to help him at the club and refused to do that last January, when Kevin took over.

Joe Kinnear deserves a great welcome from the Newcastle fans when he does take over – he’s taken the job when others have refused it – so he’s got the guts to go for it.

And because of that, surely he deserves the full backing of Geordie fans everywhere.

Comments welcome.



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146 comments so far

  • Isaac Hunt

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Total bollox

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  • MattyDread

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #2

    Let the cat out of the job. Cool.

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  • Paul

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #3

    Complete and utter tripe.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Suicide Appointment (Shearer and KK)

    When are we gonna stop with this sentimental bulls***

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #5

    The guy is an idiot to make a statment like that, even if it’s true.

    Ashley (Wise?) can really pick ’em.

    What a bull’s lug.

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  • Irish John

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #6

    come on Joe Kinear you mad man… the guy has comunicated more than Ashley in 5 minutes…

    Kinnear out , Shearer in

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  • Irish John

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #7

    🙂

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  • samthecat

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #8

    This is not what Kinnear said, and Shearer has made it clear he and Keegan couldnt work together as they are too similar.

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #9

    lets get behind him and prove to the world that we arent the worlds most delussional fans

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  • ToonLoon

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Anyone else think he looks like he could be Steve Bruce’s dad?

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  • 51times

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Tom_Toon – While I agree, Keegan and Shearer wouldn’t be a very good partnership to go for, would you prefer the club was just another faceless business like so many others? We should look to imitate Barcelona, become more than a club…

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  • Scene it

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #12

    I think the people ruining this club are the moronic fans writing such drivel on this blog, I am a season ticket holder and have been for 15 years and this site is ruining my club with people shooting their mouths off! just stop your petty yelling, Keegan is gone and hopefully never coming back, his biggest mistake was signing shearer originally. And the sooner we drop the new local hero steven taylor the better. Howay the lads and Howay Kinnear!!!

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  • toonfan67

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #13

    what r you totally crazy kk and Al a suicide mission ???? kk as king and big al as his apprentice in the dug out…roy of the rovers stuff, i no but bloody hell im grinning like a madman…looking like fat mike is leaving…
    well we got a stop gap manager a bidder in the backroom…lets get this circus back on tour eh
    what a mad mad club but i love it
    howay the lads…need 3 points on sat HOWAY

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  • JMC

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #14

    Nut Joe has let the cat out of the job an drevealed two things about the future of Newcastle

    haha nice one ed! 🙂

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  • JMC

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #15

    does anyone know if shearer even has a UEFA Pro License??

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #16

    Shearer has only got a license to be a boring chump of the MOTD sofa! If he wants to manage us he should get off his ars and show some ambition in the lower leagues!

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  • Davies

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #17

    Awesome, just awesome.

    I love our club. Never a dull moment.

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  • Joe Aussie

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #18

    With Keagan and Shearer it has to be either/or,one or the other, thier ego’s are to big to work with each other.

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  • toonfan67

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #19

    he has some i think, also been going rnd that terry mac is also coming home….have never wanted al in coz of pressure, lack of experience, fearing it would go tits up, fallen idol etc etc. but to have KK as your mentor, a few seasons learning the ropes, thenfor me its a match made in heaven…

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  • Hadrian

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #20

    keegan and shearer , brilliant .
    better than handing somene his big break like a few football manager addicts on here would like to .
    sentimental ? maybe to someone outside the region .
    its cos they understand what we want and wont have to find out the hard way .
    moment a manager steps footb in newcastle and doesnt sell the fans the dream , he may aswell go pick up his p45 .

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  • sonny ashcroft

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #21

    i play golf with harper and shearer and he told us in the club house that “WHEN the take over happens in october he would definately consider being manager, or working alongside a manager like Keegan”

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  • ObaMartins

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #22

    Tom_Toon ..wrote >>>” Suicide Appointment (Shearer and KK) ” its obvious this pathetic lowlife piece of Scum is Neither a Geordie or has any knowledge of Football, PS and DONT EVER attack NUFC Ledgends ….Freak

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  • nando the great

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #23

    Excellent! Newcastle will now be the new wimbledon. Thinks just get worse and worse for this sorry club.

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  • 51times

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #24

    Well I wouldn’t say he’s a pathetic lowlife piece of scum, but I have serious doubts he’s ever been to Newcastle.

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  • Brave New Toon

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #25

    Tom toon..
    Shearer does have his Coaching badges,.. he is a pundit because millions of people want to know his opinions.., What sort of comment is that? he has nothing to jusstify to anyone.. he has achieved more in ten years of his life that you will ever acheive (winning the league on football manager does not count)

    And more so.. those who have a short memory,. our best performances recently, were those when Shearer was in the dugout (roeder caretaker)

    The appointment of kinnear is a joke.. although him and the team will still have make immidiate support..

    Dennis wise will never get another job in football.. he has been shown as a joke, and a fraud..

    All his amazing contacts?… all he knows is anyone conected with wimbledon or millwall…

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  • lezb

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #26

    Kinnear,s slip up !!! only serves to buy Ashfelt time for the next 5-6 weeks.(Just slip this into the inteview for them rage geordie idiots till I can think of something else to dump on them)

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  • Dondatta13

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #27

    Relax folks, when Ashley first appointed KK who did he try to bring in to work alongside him? A certain Mr Shearer, who I might add, didn’t take up the offer….

    So why would he have a sudden change of heart?

    KK & Shearer is NOT going to happen for one reason or another…

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  • Dondatta13

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #28

    ObaMartins, Brave New Toon & 51 Times ….

    I think TT’s anti KK stance stems from the fact he appears to be very bitter that he missed out on the KK mega era, the fast flowing, free scoring entertainers because he was only about 4 at the time …

    IMO

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  • Micky Toon

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #29

    Bloody hell how much dafter can this blog get? KK and AS in line for the managers jobs? Just how does he know who the new owners are appointing? Who told him? Oh wait a minute it DOESN’T MATTER BECAUSE IT’S WHAT PEOPLE WANT TO HEAR.
    KK and Shearer would make our club even more of a laughing stock than it is now.

    I need to ask this because I feel I’m way out of touch with what people who claim they are real supporters actually want for the club.
    Ok,
    Where do you want us as a club to be? Top two, three, four?
    Do you want us to be back in Europe and possibly the champions League?
    Do you want us to attract the best players football has to offer?

    I know I do, and Keegan and Shearer management team won’t do that, all that will do is cause a load of people on here to w a n k themselves silly.

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  • graeme

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #30

    Keegans been and gone, he’s history, lets leave it like that. Great motivator, poor manager; when the going gets tough, KK gets going.

    We need the best possible manager we can get our hands on and if that means we have to put up with Joe Kinell till the end of the season, so be it.

    Shearer is far too comfortable on the BBC sofa to go out into the lower divisions and learn how to be a manager. Until he does his time at the sharp end, he has no place at NUFC, its no job for a total novice.

    Come on the toon, up and at em!!!! Chins up, chests out.

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  • Micky Toon

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #31

    lezb – I was thinking that too. Joe “let’s the cat out of the bag” to send the bedsheeters into raptures.

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  • Bungles Pocket

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #32

    I can’t believe people are slating Keegan and Shearer…

    Are these people for real?

    Go back to your Playstation Tom Toon – you think you know it all because you watch world football – but I’m sorry you’re wrong. Newcastle is what it is – we are never going to be an Arsenal or a Barcelona – rightly or worngly we do things our way – yes we haven’t won anything – but when we do the roof will come off this city and mate I’ll be at the front of the crowd to shake Kevin and Alans hands.

    They are Newcastle United – because like us the bleed black and white.
    If you want consistency, league titles every season and all that – you won’t find it here… You would be better off down at Stamford Bridge or somewhere.

    No offence.

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  • Frosty

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #33

    lezb I agree, this was a PR stunt to keep the masses quiet for a few weeks while he finds a buyer and sells the club, once he is gone he doesn’t care who is appointed, and for Joe to say he has not spoken to wise is utter rubbish, if you go for a job and have a friend working there you ask them their opinion before taking the job

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  • Xsico golden boot

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #34

    Well said oba shearer and KK brilliant passion commitment if shearer comes back he is doing so to rescue are club again he kept us in the premier league for years The two of them would definitely get the club moving but knowing our luck probably bullshit

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  • Jason Moscrop

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #35

    Get behind Joe , cant you see if the nest 6 games yeild nothing then we will be in a relegation fight before christmas hits , if he pulls the team around for 6 games so be it , we need to get behind him instead of getting on his back , for once can the fans actually pull together and drive the team forward

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  • Xsico golden boot

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #36

    Thats right bungle

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  • 51times

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #37

    Maybe. I only just made it in time, the first season I remember was 95-96. What an introduction to football THAT was…

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  • Micky Toon

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #38

    Sorry, but I can’t get behind Joke because I’m too busy bashing the bishop over KK and AS managing the club in november. IT’S TRUE KK AND AS WILL TAKE US INTO THE TOP FOUR. NO LOST GAMES FROM DECEMBER TO THE END OF THE SEASON. WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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  • Brave New Toon

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #39

    lol dondatta..
    that might explain it..

    Micky toon, i’m not arguing.. or maybe i am..

    But one what basis can you say (without any substance) that keegan or shearer are not capable of attracting top players?

    And how can you say they are not capable of managing a side to challange the top four?
    How on earth do you know that?

    What do we need? I suppose your advocating a foreign manager? .. what makes them more capable?

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  • 51times

    Sep 26, 2008 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #40

    Micky Toon, go and watch Chelsea if you’re so upset at us “bedsheeters”. Newcastle United is a Geordie club, for Geordie people. Our adopted friends from across the sea are welcome also, of course.

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