Alan Shearer admitted to Match Of The Day last night that he has no idea about the claims made by new boss Joe Kinnear, regarding returning to Newcastle United as a coach.
Alan Shearer – has no knowledge of rejoining Newcastle
But we don‘t think this is surprising news because what we think Ashley told Joe, was that a consortium wanted to take over and install Kevin Keegan as manager and have Shearer as part of the coaching staff.
The fact they haven’t talked to Alan about it isn’t surprising, because they haven’t bought the club yet. Whoever “they” may be but most pundits believe it is the Nigerian Consortium fronted by Chris Nathaniel.
Kinnear had claimed on Friday that he was keeping the seat warm for Keegan and Shearer, after he was surprisingly named Newcastle’s interim manager.
But Alan was asked on Match of the Day last night about the reports and whether he had news on it and he said:
“None whatsoever, I don’t know where that’s come from at all. Don’t know what they’re talking about.”
“I was as surprised as anybody was that he (Joe Kinnear) was appointed. Judging by his interviews it looks like he’s embarrassed himself a little bit.”
We’re not sure that Ashley wanted Joe to come out with all the news on the takeover, but Joe did in any case and we have to believe the general nature of his comments have a lot of truth in them, coming directly from the owner.
But we’ll see because we would expect some news on exactly who is buying the club to break fairly soon.
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