Jack Charlton Wants Shearer As Newcastle Manager

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.

33 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 23, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #1

    He obviously hasn’t taken his medication this morning then.

  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 23, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #2

    Also a Keegan-Kinnear partnership would not work nor would I want it.

    Kinnear would have to be the manager, Keegan is a coach, a motivator, nothing more, neither would be happy.

    Just get Ketsbaia, Terim or give it to Joe full-time!

  • MattyDread

    Oct 23, 2008 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #3

    Tom you’re right that a JK-KK partnership wouldn’t work, but Keegan is far more than just a coach. Not sure whether I’d want him back or not like…

  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Kinnear is more a manager than Keegan is what Im getting at.

  • MattyDread

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #5

    OK, not sure I agree with that but hey.

    Good call on Ketsbaia mind. I’ve said myself that I’d like to see him managing the toon. He’s got the passion and he’s doing a cracking job with Anorthosis Famagusta.

  • Born Again Geordie

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #6

    Has Jack Charlton bought the club is that why he wants Shearer as manager ?? lol

    Old duffer has lost the plot.

    And yeah Ketsbaia – nice one !!!!

  • MichaelOWaN

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #7

    We should give Joe a three year deal and once Jose Mourinho has done his time with Inter, we shld try and get him. He said he wants to come to England back after Italy, and I think we should give him that challenge he needs.

  • Kevin Nichol

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #8

    Again…Anti keegan comments…Probably from people who marched the streets of newcastle proclaiming him as the messiah! Well i for one did stand up and chant “Keegan…Keegan” at St. James park against Hull city! And i for one, would not be adverse to see the man, the only man other than alan shearer in my opinion who can turn this club around come back again!

    Whether or not it will happen is a different matter….

    But i will forever remember special K as a man who loved the geordie nation, the club and everything that wearing that black and white shirt with pride and passion stood for! A man who was stabbed in the back by greedy profit mongerer’s looking to make a fast buck by stripping the club of its assetts (e.g milner and replacing them with xsico/nacho…??? don’t make me laugh) People who do not care one fraction what becomes of our club, as long as they are lining their pockets…..F@ck off ashley and your band of merry bandits….F@ck right off!!

    Black and white through and through….SMB

  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #9

    jack charlton wants…

    …I want jack charlton to butt out…Where & why do they dig these people up from?..

    …Shit, the press are truely scrapin’ the barrel now…They always seem to ask people who did crap here what they think!..
    …They haven’t got a clue!..


  • beyethegreat

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #10

    my dream manager is van gaal

    he can motivate

    is good tactically

    can handle pressure

    plays god football

    can revolutionise our academy

  • Born Again Geordie

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #11


    Calm down mate. Ashley will disapear all in good time. The positive thing to take from this is JK has the team playing well and there will be more to come, starting on Saturday with any luck.

    New owners will come in and will have their own plans / ideas for managers players etc etc.

    All we can do as fans is keep supporting the team, as we did on Monday and the rest as they say ‘ will all come out in the wash’

    Keep the faith, our luck is about to change! 🙂

  • Rich

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #12

    Kick off…

  • batty

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #13

    spot on kevin nicol

  • Born Again Geordie

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #14


    How do ?

    In that case we will be getting quotes from
    Fat Sham
    etc etc ………… lmfao 😀

  • Jamie G

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Kevin Nicol, you say you think keegan and shearer are the only people who can turn it around for newcastle. Keegan, since leaving newcastle in 1997 has done a medicore(verging on poor) job at every position he’s been at and then walked away. He came back to Newcastle and replicated the above. He had a worse win rate than Ruud Guillit, so he is not the man to turn newcastle around.
    As for Shearer, would it not be better to see him gain managerial experience at another club so its less of a risk.
    I think, if Kinnear leaves, the manager to replace him should be an experienced manager who has had success and knows how to creates a consistant and winning mentality. e.g moyes, bruce, terim, hughes, even george graham.

  • MichaelOWaN

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #16

    Born Again Geordie, we already heard from those bunch, how they want to see our club do well and all that rubbish. If given a choice, I think they would want to take over the club again because correct me if Im wrong, all of them are currently without a club.

  • MattyDread

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #17

    Jamie G –

    “has done a medicore(verging on poor) job at every position he’s been”

    No he hasn’t. Are you honestly saying he did a medicore(verging on poor) job at Fulham and Man City?? Not to mention what he did for us?!?!?!

  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Born again,
    alright man,
    …We’ve already had the reflections of fat sham, gullit et al…It’s like they are scrapin’ around tryin’ to find anyone that has ever been attached to NUFC…
    …Most of which i doubt anyone here gives a toss about?..Divvies!.. 😀

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #19

    matty dread i agree yeah he had a poor start with us but was turning things around and you have to remember at the start of his time in charge we played some tough teams with a small squad and a lot of injuries and suspensions

  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #20

    get ya’ arse to Darlo or somewhere & show us what ya’ can do 1st man…
    …Love the guy, a true Geordie Legend, but i wanna know he can do it & has had a go somewhere to cut his teeth 1st!..

  • scotty

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #21

    I heard a rumour from my mate (not big willy) that the club had already been sold and shearer had agreed to be the next manager………

    I first posted this 2 weeks back on this blog, so watch this space…………..

  • Flan

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #22

    Give Big Jack the job 🙂

    I can just see it now Italia 90 revisited those were the days.
    Seriously though i think Ketsbaia should get a shot.

  • Nick 69

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #23

    shearer will not go to a lower league club to manage, maybe he should, but i cannot see it happening in a million years.

    id also like to here something on how the sale of the club is going from keith harris in the next couple of days

  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #24

    I dunno why he wouldn’t?..
    …Darlo would be perfect for him…In the area, play in B&W, decent stadium, would have good respect…& prime for movin’ up the leagues!..

  • MattyDread

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #25

    Hey maybe Big Al could take over at Anorthosis Famagusta when Temuri takes over here!! 🙂

  • Punk Skunk

    Oct 23, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #26


  • lesh

    Oct 23, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #27

    Hang on, I thought we were exorcising the ghost of KK – shouldn’t we really move on? Cripes, did I say that?!!

    Don’t honestly se a JK/ KK relationship working….. don’t you think JK’s grown out of his toys and pram now

  • Micky Toon

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #28

    Bloody Jack Charlton. The only decent thing about his stint as manager was the away strip.

  • neeraj

    Oct 23, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #29

    kevin totally agree with you…. but its time yo move on….
    and as for above who were saying KK wasn’t good this time round look at the players we had last season and compare them with our current team and he picked up a team in mid season so his job was really tough and this season he got us to a goo start with 3 wins out of 4…..

    so it’s better to stick with joe, coz it would be very diff to find an owner for nufc with the price MA is asking, the player’s salary(it matters) and debts(hopefully as small as possible) and MA would be here till dec, so it would be totally unfair on the new manager to take control and joe if team is doing well…

    for this season joe is the man

  • bettyswollocks

    Oct 23, 2008 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #30

    Tom_Toon – I love how you’re always so anti-keegan – labelling him as a ‘just’ coach and a motivator. Especially as you were probably about 4 years old when he left after his first stint (like most of the readers on this blog i think). You take too much notice of the press bonnie bairn. If you were around to witness his first stint as manager you might just appreciate what an amazing achievement it was. The bloke is not just a motivator and a coach and he is better than anything our club can attract at the moment. FACT

  • Very confused

    Oct 23, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #31

    You are all saying you would not want keegan back? but if thats the case shouldnt you be happy that ashleys director team was implaced therefor keegan leaving?? or are you now happy keegans gone and want ashley out still? want your cake and eat it is the phrase i beleive

    PS BARTON to destroy sundersh*te 3-1 toon!!!!

  • michael

    Oct 23, 2008 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #32

    Jack Charlton has just called us on the fickle tarts that we are. Two weeks ago every thought “what thw f*ck?” when JFK (Joe f*cking Kinnear?!) got the job, now after not even winning a game we love him, and if we get cuffed by Sunderland he will be “never gonna work was it?”

    I actually think that Shearer will get the job, and do quite well. I can’t see Kinnear getting it. He is and probably always will be one thrashing away from the sack which isn’t sustainable. Think Roeder (after Shearer stopped being his assistant manager).

    Keegan has really lost out I think. If the club had been sold quickly there would have been more chance he would have got the job again, but the longer it drags on the higher the probability it’ll go to Shearer.

    Kinnear is a stop gap, and we shouldn’t forget it.

  • Mark

    Oct 24, 2008 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #33

    Keegan.. No manager has taken a team from the bottom of the Championship and within 2 years finished 3rd in the Prem, since the creation of the PL, I am sorry but he must have something going on upstairs to do that.. and before you bang on about all the money he spent to get us there, think of these..
    Venison – 250K
    Cole – 1.5M
    Lee – 1.5M
    Beardsley – 1.5M
    Ginola – 2.5M
    Gillespie – 1M
    Beresford – 650K
    Peacock – Can’t remember Aggh

    and I am sure there are a few more names to add…

    Also Fulham and Man City, got them into the PL, and kept them there, how many managers have failed to do that elsewhere…. Legend… and Spot on Kevin Nichol.. I live in Holland and have loads of Liverpool and Manure Friends, who spout the same cr4p about keegan, and when I put all the facts on the table they cannot reply ever… Come on the Toon..


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