Ashley Appoints Shearer As Manager – No Way

Rob Lee believes Mike Ashley can win over Newcastle’s angry fans by appointing Alan Shearer as manager.

Alan Shearer – would never work for Mike Ashley

Lee told The Mag, Newcastle’s fan magazine:

“I can honestly say, yes, Alan Shearer will manage Newcastle,” “Until now I would have just said that he would one day.”

“But I finally believe that he would  tomorrow if the job is how he wants it, without all the silly games going on that have killed it,”

Since Alan retired in 2006, he has been a pundit on the BBC’s Match of the Day, and seems to be enjoying his time in the studios. But there are definite signs that he is now willing to take on the massive challenge, which is managing Newcastle United.

There seems a good chance that if new owners are installed, they could offer the job to Alan, and we think he would take it, as long as he allowed to fully manage the team without interference, much like Roy Keane is at Sunderland, and Martin O’Neill at Villa.

But Lee believes Mike Ashley could win over the fans by appointing Shearer as the new permanent manager:

“Mike Ashley would solve a lot of his problems by appointing Alan and accepting that mistakes have been made,”

“Alan could be a priceless get out of jail card. Now is the time to make the club what we all want.”

But, as we mentioned there’s no way that Alan would ever take the job under Ashley. Alan is a smart guy and he wouldn’t put up with any nonsense from the likes of Dennis Wise, so this idea to us, is a complete non-starter.

However Alan will be keen to manage the club if new American owners are installed soon.

Ron Lee spent 10 seasons at Newcastle, and openly admitted he would consider returning alongside Shearer. if Alan took the job.

“Yes I would love to be part of it,”

We hope something will be announced after the Chelsea game, as to what will happen to our club, but we’ll not be holding our breath.

Comments welcome.

62 comments so far

  • keith

    Nov 18, 2008 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #1

    I would have no problem with ashley or wise staying if sherear took over ( or anyone else for that matter on a full time basis ) as long as wise is giving the role of bringing in players for the youth acadamey only and let the manager look after all 1st team affairs

  • adam

    Nov 18, 2008 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #2

    shearer wouldn’t take any bull. i would love it if he was the new manager.

    rob lee is a creditable source too

  • The Alchemist

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #3

    What makes Shearer think he is ‘now ready’…. We still need a take over, realistically I don’t think ashley is ever going to give us the funds we need to move forward…

  • ronaldeano

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #4

    Shearer could attract any player to Newcastle as we are a MASSIVE club, (much bigger than the likes of spurs and SAFC) and he would play attacking football which is how we all want to see it played.

    If this happens we will be BACK in the CL in no time where we belong, leaving the tiny clubs in our wake (spurs and SAFC)

  • Geordie Jayne

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #5

    Rob Lee is on drugs, and yes I do love the guy…….

    Alan would not take this job under Ashley in a month of Sunday’s.

    Why would he? What guarantees would he have? Alan has stated that he would never manage under these circumstances, and don’t forget he was there in the beginning, having long meetings with Keegan. ALAN KNOWS the score more than any of us.

    This is nonesense Rob.

  • selly no skill

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #6

    be nice to form a sort of boot room with all the old players.shearer,lee,beardsley,speed,at least so we have some tradition and continuity.sadly the game of football is dying what with tv contracts.players getting millions for being injured.managers getting sacked after a few months.need i go on.we strongly need some big characters around the place and these would do it.GIVEN TIME .i would even take a relegation season to get back some pride and build again rather than continue with the debacle we have now.its gone on too long and i fear a big hammering on saturday and at boro.

  • kingsaaan

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #7

    Wise is not fit to clean Shearers boots. If Shearer does come in he must be able to appoint who he wants in all position within the club including scouting. If it does happen Id like to see Gary Speed come back as a coach/assistant

  • Mike Ashley

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #8

    Appointing Shearer as Manager would be the best thing this club could do. Owen would stay fans would back him through thick and thin. Papers would lay of him.

    Come on

    Shearer for toon

  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #9

    Rob Lee clearly speaks on Alan’s behalf, but I doubt Shearer would want to work under Ashley. Especially knowing how badly Keegan was treated he wouldn’t want to become his next victim. Alan Shearer is a clever man and he knows what is best for all of us. He doesn’t gamble and I bet he is waiting for all this ownership business to clear up to make his move and state his intent.

  • ronaldeano

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #10

    selly no ‘faith’

    Howay man, give ya heed a shake! 🙂

  • Geordie Jayne

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #11

    JP…from The Rock – I agree with everything you say, except if Rob was speaking on Alan’s behalf he would say that Alan would never work in these conditions.

    We all know the guy, he is a model professional and would never work with a bunch of dead beats

  • Little Willie

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #12

    It would add weight behind the rumour of Beenshill coming in as chairman.

  • UTD111

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #13

    If Sir Alan took the job and Wise was still there it wouldn’t be long before Al lamped the little twot……:o))

  • Geordie Jayne

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #14

    UTD111 I agree

  • David_Barber

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #15

    Ashley…Shearer….plus cash! Yea it would work in the short term-but it would be yet another knee jerk reaction; not from us-but from “Yea you know” None stick Ashley himself! Don’t think it will happen myself…But then some…believe…we never land on the Moon! Like a lot of others on this site I’m stuck with three years of season tickets, and I have to keep up my “loyalty” (not a two-way thing then) points! Suppose if it all goes wrong-he can always blame it on the fans! We should never have wanted Keegan-should we? Naughty-fans!

  • Nick 69

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #16

    i would think rob lee has more of an idea wether shearer would take the job than anyone on here, after all he is his best mate and has probably spoken to alan about this several times so suggest rob lee is talkin bollox etc, is maybe a little harsh, i myself wouldnt have thought shearer would take the job under ashley but if rob lee is saying this then maybe there is something in it as i cannot see rob comin out with it if he know alan wouldnt even consider it.

    But by the way rob lee, it would not win me over and make me an ashley fan if he appointed big al, i will NEVER forgive him no matter what he does

  • rooks

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #17

    appointing shearer as manager – ridiculous idea.
    serves only to perpetuate the stereotype of the thick parochial geordie who will only be happy with one of their own, reagardless of the facts. get someone proven in with experience ffs

  • 51times

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #18

    rooks – Go away, slaves of London aren’t welcome here. This blog is for free men 🙂

  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #19

    Shearer will no doubt be a great attraction to many top players around the globe. The mention of Newcastle United and Alan Shearer as manager would probably send a buzz to any player. He will definatly have pulling power and that is something we desperatly need at the moment. He knows a player when he sees one as he was the guy who singled out Charlie N’Zogbia and convinced the board to sign him. He is very intelligent and can always imrpove our players (especially strikers) on the training ground with his vast experiance. THANK YOU JOE KINNEAR BUT BRING IN SHEARER.

    PS. We could find a role somewhere in the club for Joe Kinnear after his great work in his short spell at the club.

  • kevtoon

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #20

    Shearer as manager would be a good move – the fact this comes from his best mate Rob Lee gives the article some credibility – I think that Shearer would have two provisos, 1) clear up the role in terms of Director of Football and first team affairs, 2) Money to spend – other than that I am not sure he would give a toss over whether he was working for Mike Ashley, some Arab, American of whoever to be honest.

  • 51times

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #21

    JP – Kinnear would be looking for a managers job somewhere.

  • kk forever

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #22

    nick69 spot on rooks fck off and u never no he mite turn shola into a 20 goal a season man ha

  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #23

    What worries me is that Alan Shearer gets the job and then come January Ashley doesn’t back him up as he should. Then it will be back to square one again, another dispute and another change of manager perhaps. If Shearer is forced out just like Keegan was I will have to distance myself from Newcastle as that would be the final nail in the coffin for me. Too much heart-ach over the years has left too wounded to take that massive blow, as if Keegan leaving wasn’t bad enough. He needs to be backed-preferably by a NEW OWNER.

  • kevtoon

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #24

    I don’t think Kinnear will come into any long term plans regardless – he has done a canny job under tough circumstances, but his motivation is to put himself in the shop window for a full time job elsewhere – Shearer, or anyone else for that matter will have his own team of staff in mind no doubt, and word of Rob Lee, Warren Barton etc. spring to mind as candidates over Kinnear. Shearer also had good relations with John Carver, Alan Irvine and Mick Wadsworth, all coaching staff under managers of Shearers, and all of whom have gone on and done well since leaving the club.

  • Nick 69

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #25

    why does everyone keep talkin about the ‘great job’ the kinnear has done, fact is, he hasnt done a great job, he done a very average job, we’ve had 1 good performance under him, we were shocking at sunderland, shocking at fulham, shocking against wigan, shockin for half the everton match and shockin in the second half against WBA, he plays boring football and has shockingly bad tactics.

  • The Entertainers

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #26

    These stories of Ashley remaining are becoming slightly worrying.



    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #27

    ashley is skint so he will have to sell newcastle,sounds like rob lee is trying to talk himself into a number two job.
    one thing i,ve learned from ashley be prepared to be underwhelmed.

  • Malaysian Toon

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #28

    Shearer…shearer…shearer…shearer…(until throat is sore)

  • kk forever

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #29

    wudnt it be nice to here the name shearer chanted at every game agen SHEARER SHEARER SHEARER SHEARER

  • HalftimeBovril

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #30

    Putting a different slant on this, I think Rob Lee’s comments about Shearer being ready are aimed at the potential new owners!!.

    If as suggested that due diligence is currently being undertaken then a price must have surely been agreed between Ashley and the new buyers.

    I have every faith that a take over will happen sooner rather than latter.

  • Geordie Jayne

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #31

    kk it would be nice to hear his name chanted, but please god let it be in the right circumstances with a new owner who wants NUFC to be a force, not a toy that can be broken as ashley has done.

    Cashley has not only broken NUFC he has ripped it apart bit by bit, and has taken the batteries out and drained them ie NUFC fans.


    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #32

    would it make sense for ashley to appoint shearer after keegangate?
    what if it all goes wrong for seem reason,ashley will be the geordies most wanted.
    i think it will only happen if the club is taken over.

  • Geordie Jayne

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #33

    HalftimeBovril – I love your optimisum and hope I can quote you when we are bought lol nice post

  • Will

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #34

    @kk forever

    Man, i would love to hear that again!


  • kk forever

    Nov 18, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #35

    GEODIE JAYNEyeah defo under diff ownership just want ashley to fck off and die


    Nov 18, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #36

    I love that idea of giving shearer the job! New owners must fully back him with money (spent wisely!! but spend, not like in the ashley regime!). Hope he can avoid relegation and then we take it from there!

    Speaking this words out, I realise that this might be yet antother transision season…oh well 🙁

  • HalftimeBovril

    Nov 18, 2008 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #37

    Thanks Geordie Jayne.

    After feeling dam right down about the whole situation I’ve slapped myself across the face a few times to try and snap out of it, a little positive thinking can’t make matters any worse!

    I can see it now, Shearer – taking Oba and Ranger under his wing, making them the most feared strike force in Europe!

    Rob Lee and Beardo sorting out the midfield

    Pav and Albert making us tighter than a nats backside.

    Keep the faith people, ‘remember, if we book them they will come’

    Must go now as a couple of guys in white coats have just turned up at the door !

  • shearer4pm

    Nov 18, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #38

    elfer, gud job u said spent wisely, not spent by wisey

    close one


  • kk forever

    Nov 18, 2008 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #39

    halftime u forgot david g

  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 18, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #40

    Aye halftime,
    moanin’ only makes shit worse!..
    …If you don’t have a dream…


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