Sky Sports is reporting today that speculation is mounting that Alan Shearer could become the next manager of Newcastle United.
Alan Shearer – favorite for Newcastle manager job
Recent reports suggest that talks on a takeover of Newcastle have now reached an advanced stage, with two American suitors, and Sky Bet have cut their odds on Shearer taking charge of his home town club from 8/1 to 6/4. Maybe both suitors have indicated a preference that Alan Shearer be their manager.
This apparently follows significant support today from the Newcastle area.
Interim manager Joe Kinnear has now dropped to 9/2 (from 3/1) as the next permanent manager, and the display and result on Sunday will certainly not help his case. To be viable, Joe has to win almost every game he is in charge of the team, in such a short time-frame he is at the club.
Philip Anschutz, the billionaire LA Galaxy owner and Clark Hunt, who owns MLS side FC Dallas and NFL club The Kansas City Chiefs, are the two Americans thought to be on the short list.
Alan Shearer was seen at St. James’ Park during Newcastle’s excellent win against Aston Villa last Monday night, and we wonder if that has any significance, since John Carver would certainly be welcomed back on Tyneside, maybe as assistant manager to Alan.
He was assistant manager to Sir Bobby Robson while Bobby successfully managed the club, and John regularly received high praise from the Newcastle manager at that time.
John right now manages Toronto FC in the MLS, whose season has just finished.