Jack Charlton, who managed Newcastle United briefly from 1984-1985, has said that Newcastle’s new owners should hand Alan Shearer the manager’s job.
Jack Charlton – wants Shearer to take over on Tyneside
Currently Joe Kinnear is the interim manager on Tyneside, and starting to have a little success at Newcastle, as he attempts to steady what was a sinking ship.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is selling up, and we hope to hear the status of the sale from Keith Harris at some time in the near future. We understand all bids have now been received, and suspect Keith is sorting through them.
Jack Charlton however feels that Alan Shearer is the right man for the job long term, as he told The Irish Times today:
“If Joe wins a few games and gets them away from the bottom, he’ll probably get to be manager for the next few matches, even next year,”
“But I’d give it to Alan Shearer. I wish he would take the job.”
“He’s a bright lad, he knows what the game’s about. I think he’d be a good coach and he’d be acceptable to the Newcastle supporters, although if Kevin Keegan came back I think they’d be happy with that as well.”
It may be a good time for Alan to take the plunge, but he still seems a little reticent to get involved, and still had to pass his pro license to be a premier league manager.
We don’t think that will happen, and think that even if the new owners do offer Alan the job, he wouldn’t take it. Anybody thought of a possible Keegan – Kinnear partnership?
Not sure Joe would want to be an assistant manager though, although he’s be very well compensated at Newcastle.
Let us know what you think about this – comments very welcome.