Alan Shearer Favorite To Become Next Newcastle Manager


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.



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96 comments so far

  • Waddle's mullet

    Nov 10, 2008 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #1

    Has the penny finally dropped ed?
    Big Al and John carver No2 And Rob Lee coach

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  • Tom1664 (XiscoIsAPirate)

    Nov 10, 2008 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #2

    It’s either going to be a gamble that’ll spectacularly pay off or a calculated risk that gets us religated

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  • phil

    Nov 10, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #3

    best news iv heard in a long time!!
    hope its true!!
    sir alan shearer to lead us to the promised land!!

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  • Lasse

    Nov 10, 2008 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Why not?
    Keane and Southgate seems to be doing ok.
    Still would prefer a more experienced manager

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  • simon376

    Nov 10, 2008 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #5

    As I said on an earlier thread, somebody I work with has brother (think I said it was him) who played football with Beardo on saturday night. He said to this lad to put money on Shearer being in charge by early January

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 10, 2008 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #6

    yess!

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  • beyethegreat

    Nov 10, 2008 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #7

    shearer

    carver

    hughton

    terry mac

    lee

    speed

    barron

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 10, 2008 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #8

    even if its a rumour it cheared me up

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  • Legs

    Nov 10, 2008 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #9

    hmmmm. I don’t know how shearer would work. I doubt he is the type to play younger talent in the first team.

    I don’t even think shearer wants it.

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  • shadow

    Nov 10, 2008 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #10

    as long as we don’t expect him to work mircles straight away but i suppose he is the 1 person that the fans would give more time 2 get it wright. shearerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
    got a bit carried away there.

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  • What another fine mess

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Brilliant news, for all those dreamers!!!
    Excellent, another unproven manager – what a Joke!!!

    I would accept Keegan with Shearer as his No2, progressing to No1 like Liverpool used to do…that would make sense to me!!

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  • Nick C

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #12

    Simon 376, My neighbour is Drew Beardsley’s best mate. I had a long chat with him yesterday and he knew nowt! Sorry to be a party pooper like…

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  • simon376

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Nick, you could be right, might just be one of those stories going round, but thought I would pass the info on anyway.

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  • wigaz

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #14

    Hope it’s true would be class! if it is Owen will sign new deal in a heartbeat! i also think (With all due respect to JFK) that AL will have a que of players wanting to play for him. Hisa coaching team well take your pick from Lee speed Beardo Batty the list goes on! he might bring sutton in just to teach smith how to score! ha ha! but seriously if we’re mid table or 10th by Jan & we’re bought out Al in as manager it will have the whole town buzzing again! hope he doesn’t come out & Deny on MOTD. Just been on century venting my rage about Cacapa! lol!

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  • Spyro

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #15

    ” Just been on century venting my rage about Cacapa! lol!”

    That was smart wasn’t it, genius. What if Claudio just happened to be listening? or he knows someone who was listening? I suppose Cacapa will be full of confidence now if we ever have to call on him again wont he? Nothing to gain but everything to lose by slagging off our own players on the t.v or radio.

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  • 35yrs of Hurt

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #16

    From a good source – MO is going to Chelsea.

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  • Spyro

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #17

    35yrs of hurt

    As long as we replace him i wont care too much.

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  • wigaz

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #18

    Spyro all i said was that bassong should of played instead as he’s quicker and could of dealt with Johnson better! i hope we dont call on him again as he’s shite! everyone entitled to an opinion m8 and that is mine, i’m sure i’m not alone with it either.

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  • simon

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #19

    he hasnt even got his pro licence.

    not sure this is what we need

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  • simon

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #20

    i agree with you mate, cacapa was a joke, i cant believe the papers have rated him as high as 6!

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  • NE1

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #21

    Shearer is the only person who could get Owen to stay – after all it was him who got him here in the first place.

    I just hope upon hope that if this is true and he does take over we give him the time he needs… for me he could be the next Fergie – just give him time…

    Get him in… get people like Carver, Mike Newell and Speedo on the staff and we’ll be on the up… it’ll take time but we’d be going in the right direction.

    On the Beardsley link – he is in the know (i’ve worked with him recently) but I get the impression he hears stuff like we do – from people who know people.

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  • ed_speed

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #22

    Yes please ( to shearer)

    regards,
    ed

    p.s ‘mon the lads

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #23

    isnt speedo still playing?

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #24

    iknow a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy that knows me!

    Random!

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  • Safferusa

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #25

    And lets hope it happens soon!!

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  • Spyro

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #26

    I agree Cacapa has failed in the prem despite a promising start. I genuiney believe Benjani has ruined his confidence as a player, much like Drogba did to Senderos. He should now look for a move to either Spain or Italy as he would be more suited to either. However, it is utterly pointless to moan on the television or radio because, like i have already said, we have nothing to gain and everything to lose by slagging him off whilst he still plays for our club. I am not a fan of Steven Taylor, but i wouldn’t moan about him on the television or radio.

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  • TOONINFRANCE

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #27

    God please come back you’re the one and only King up North

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  • ed_speed

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #28

    If shearer came, the city would come to a stand still. think the lift it would it would give the players, the fans, the city, the north east, the country, and even europe, would be massive.

    As someone famous once said, ‘mon the lads.

    regards,
    ed

    p.s ‘mon the lads

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  • Waddle's mullet

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #29

    shearer won’t need pro licence if he brings carver in with him as john has it.

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  • ronaldeano

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #30
  • DURhamTOON

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #31

    35yrs- No Shit Sherlock…

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  • Tom1664 (XiscoIsAPirate)

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #32

    It’d certainly add another dimension to the derby – Keane and Big Al in the technical areas…

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  • DopeHeadDale

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #33

    Yea Bring Shearer In He’s thes gonna be the new messiah SUPER SHEARER!!!

    COME ON THE TOON!!

    Fulham result was crap but hey we like giving penalties away dun we?

    Bring on Wigan !!!!!!

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  • ed_speed

    Nov 10, 2008 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #34

    have you ever seen a seagull in Milan?

    Just thought i’d raise the debate.

    regards,ed

    p.s ‘mon the lads

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  • AndrewNUFC

    Nov 10, 2008 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #35

    Mmmm. It is a gamble-does Shearer know anything about tactics? He has the perfect attitude thats for sure.

    Something must be going on if he is a sudden favourite…

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  • beyethegreat

    Nov 10, 2008 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #36

    ed speed

    no i havent but then i have never been my self

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  • ed_speed

    Nov 10, 2008 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #37

    Ok beye(the great0.

    thanks for your contribution.

    regards,
    ed

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Nov 10, 2008 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #38

    35years-is it a definite?

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Nov 10, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #39

    (obviously it cant be definite, what i meant was how confident is your source it will happen)

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  • ed_speed

    Nov 10, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #40

    (you definatly needed to put that in brackets)

    (regards)
    (ed)

    (p.s ‘mon the lads)

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