Joe Kinnear has invited Alan Shearer to join him at Newcastle United, to coach the side a couple of days a week, in a BBC interview to be broadcast today.
Joe Kinnear – the door is open to Shearer
Kinnear said during the interview:
“I have the utmost respect for Shearer. The door is always open and if he is listening to this he is more than welcome to learn his trade here.”
“I would be delighted if he wanted to come here two days a week and see for himself what football is all about.”
“From Alan’s point of view he will be looking, more for the future than right now. Right now is a difficult time to come in, also in terms in injuries. Maybe he is biding his time.”
Joe Kinnear has done better at Newcastle than he’s given credit for, but two poor results in the last two games have dampened things down a bit, but we could so easily have won those games, and then we’d be flying, with 4 wins in a row.
Also Joe has come into a club that is woefully short of coaching staff, but along with Chris Hughton and Richard Money, they have got on with the job, without any grumblings from them, and that is admirable to say the least.
Talking about Kevin Keegan and Alan Shearer Joe said:
“They are two idols that everybody loves up here, so I’m never going to be as popular as those two, and I’m not trying to be,”
It cannot be helping Joe that Shearer is mentioned as a possible new manager if the club is sold, and we’re really disappointed there will be no communique from the club over the weekend, as we had expected, until yesterday.
We don’t know whether to take that news as good or bad, in terms of if the club is being sold.
But presumably an American consortium is currently going through the books, with their due diligence, so we have to assume a sale is still possible – soon.