Alan Shearer Linked With Newcastle Manager job

The People is today reporting that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has been told by a prominent North-East businessman that he can get Alan Shearer in to become the new manager.

Alan Shearer – linked with Newcastle manager job

The Tyneside businessman is thought to be Alan Beenshill, who himself wants to become Newcastle’s new chairman.

That arrangement would mean Ashley would still in control of the club, which would hardly go down well with Newcastle fans, who want Ashley our as quickly as possible.

The proverbial phantom and anonymous source close to the negotiations told The People:

“The businessman involved has built up a very successful company and is a shrewd guy. If anybody can deliver Alan Shearer, he can.”

Beenshill, who is friends with Shearer, and who has been a major Newcastle sponsor for the last 10 years, said last night:

“I remain a massive fan of the club. But I have no comment to make at this stage.”

Beenshill is CEO of the Collingwood Insurance Company, which is now based in Gibraltar, presumably for tax purposes, but he flies back to England for the Newcastle games.

Collingwood Insurance have spent at least £1M a year on the club over the past decade.

The People’s proverbial, phantom and anonymous source then added:

“We are talking about a devoted supporter who is ready to invest in the club and is keen on a hands-on role.”  “If Mike Ashley is adamant he wants £350M for the whole club he won’t get it from this man, but he will see a return on some of his investment and retain a major stake.”

“The new chairman would want to see Mike back at St James’ Park for games.” “The sight of Mike Ashley in the directors’ box would have been unthinkable a few weeks ago, but this offers him a route back.”

Do we think this is true?

In a word no, because we just cannot see Shearer walking into the Newcastle club and managing for an owner, who seemed to treat Kevin Keegan so badly, and has already said he will spend just £20M on the Newcastle club each year.

Alan is a very smart guy – and he wouldn’t touch this situation with the proverbial barge pole.

24 comments so far

  • magpie6699

    Nov 16, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #1

    All rubbish.
    Am I first?

  • sirjasontoon

    Nov 16, 2008 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #2

    20m a year,wow that will mean we could buy half a berbatov if we are lucky.

    This club needs a big chairman financially not some local man with a few bob,we need major investment and if this Beenshill bought the club I could see him being ousted in a similar way to Ashley after a few dissapointing transfer windows and mid table mediocrity.

    Where’s the Arabs and Indians?

  • sirjasontoon

    Nov 16, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #3

    p.s no to alan sheraer that will be madness.

  • sirjasontoon

    Nov 16, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #4

    Shearer-I was typing quick.

  • Hadrian

    Nov 16, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #5

    JFK said if your led to belive the stories comming out from behind the scene’s , the chances of him getting the job isnt likely .
    reckon there is more weight to these shearer rumors than meets the eye imo .

  • UTD111

    Nov 16, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #6

    This is garbage. And by the way one of our complaints in the past has been that we were being run by an owner , chairman and directors who lived in London. So lets replace the chairman with someone who lives in Gibraltar??????
    Nice one….

  • Steve

    Nov 16, 2008 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #7

    The only way to build a strong foundation for the club is to have owners committed to the club who are prepared to put substantial funds in to the business. Then, and only then can you install the manager and the infrastructure to gain success. Ashley has to go asap otherwise he will be the owner of the wealthiest club in the Coca Cola Championship. I really do fear for us this season. The squad is waifer thin and if JFK has to rely on the likes of Bassong, Shola and Xisco, god help us.


    Nov 16, 2008 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #8

    dennis wise would have to go for that to happen,how long would it be before alan chinned him?.
    i think i,d give it a week before the fireworks started.

  • Ronnie Chip-Pan

    Nov 16, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #9

    Remember my post the other day? I told you NO-ONE was in to buy the club!! This story is the first true story printed about ANY investment in the club.


    Nov 16, 2008 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #10

    aye ronnie your right,i remember ashley saying a few month back about wanting local investors.

  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 16, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #11

    Not yet!..

  • Ronnie Chip-Pan

    Nov 16, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #12

    Shearer is EXACTLY what we need right now. When he and Roeder took over first team affairs we started playing and shot up the league having been in a similar position to the one we are in now. He HAS to be manager at some time, he’ll either succeed or fail, either way until he’s had the job his shadow will be over any other managers who take it. If Ashley wants to put his hands up and say he made a mistake then we should all get behind him, COME ON MIKE, get Shearer in now!!!

  • Tom_Toon

    Nov 16, 2008 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #13


  • Sav

    Nov 16, 2008 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #14

    That article doesn’t amount to a hill of beans, if you ask me….

  • wigaz

    Nov 16, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #15

    I agree with Ed i dont think Alan would become our manager until the club is sold & Fat numpty is well & truly a painful memory! i do think that taking Alan as Gaffer would be a risk but sometimes risks pay off! just think of the positives it would bring:
    1) Give the place a huge lift! we need it!
    2) Get crowds back. Aint had full house this season so far.
    3) Owen would sign new deal or Alan could get a more than suitable replacement. Which top striker wouldn’t want to play for him. They all respect him.
    4) just my opinion but i think he was more responsible for us finishing well than roeder was when he was in dugout.
    5) Teach these slack twats what it means to play for Newcastle utd!

    Now they sound pretty positive to me. But we need a buyer before any of it could happen.

  • Tom_Toon

    Nov 16, 2008 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #16


  • David_Barber

    Nov 17, 2008 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #17

    Tom-Tom you are spot on mate- but as I have time to waist! There is no way in hell that MA can pull another stunt-like he did with Keegan! If it was to happen-then-it would be after the Jan transfer market-because Ashley is a tight fisted banker! Then we would get all the spin-and he would promise Shearer the earth-on the premise, that-we-Geordies are fickle (don’t believe it mate!). So far the spin doctoring is starting to sound like MA is stuck with us-we are certainly stuck with him! Why doesn’t the sado sell at the right price! Oh, just in case I forget I hate Ashley!

  • David_Barber

    Nov 17, 2008 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #18

    Sorry it’s late_I mean Tom_Toon

  • vic

    Nov 17, 2008 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #19

    i do not believe that Searer will work with ashley. it is nonsense. No one selfrespectful manager will come to us to work under ashley or denisse wise.

  • Little Willie

    Nov 17, 2008 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #20

    People turning their noses up at the possibility of someone investing £20 million of their own money into the club every season is quite honestly embarrassing.

  • David_Barber

    Nov 17, 2008 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #21

    Little Willie: You probably have! You have only gone and swallowed that propaganda crap “Teflon-Mike Ashley-it wasn’t my fault!”

    Its posters like you-that are the embarrassment-MA has certainly played you like the fool you are-do not tar the rest of the Geordie nation with the same brush!


    Nov 17, 2008 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #22

    With every two Geordies theres three different opinions.
    Yeah, no, maybe, whats it to be ?


    Nov 17, 2008 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #23

    Read the story properly and it says this guy won’t be putting tons of money in to buy out Ashley. But he has paid millions in sponsorship over the years and wants to play a bigger role as far as I can see, If nobody comes in to pay what Ashley wants, this has to be an alternative if Beenshill and Shearer are good pals. The paper wouldn’t dare say they were if that wasn’t true.


    Nov 18, 2008 at 6:49 AM

    Comment #24

    So now Shearer wants the job apparently.
    What`s he going to do with a barebones team that motivators like KK & JFK, could`nt do.
    Has to be for the future, hope its not in the championship league.


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