The Daily Express are reporting today that Alan Shearer has already selected his back-room staff, should he be offered the Newcastle United manager’s job by the new American owners.
Shearer – back room staff already selected?
It is understood and reported by the Daily Express today, that Rob Lee will be Shearer’s number two if he takes over, and his staff will also include current Toronto FC manager John Carver, who was assistant manager at the club under Sir Bobby Robson.
And Shearer is almost certain to have close friends Mike Newell, Lee Clark and Robbie Elliott as part of his back-room staff.
One American consortium are said to be in the process of due diligence – or checking the books – and this is a quiet time, when no communications on either side is allowed, at this delicate stage of the process.
Alan Shearer is said to be their first choice as manager.
The proverbial, but unnamed source close to Shearer said:
“He will insist on no interference from the board in the way he runs things and wants to bring in his own men.”
“He has already begun talking to people he is close to in the game about coming to work with him if and when the job offer comes.”
Is this story true? We have no idea, but it would be so easy to report this as a possibility, because it’s something many Newcastle fans would welcome.
But it could also be made up nonsense, as most of these stories are, after all, as we keep finding out.