The Door Is Always Open To Alan Shearer

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.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • Ausgeordie

    Nov 22, 2008 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #1

    We could not do any worse with him on board. I think he could teach martins and shola a thing or two

  • Leo

    Nov 22, 2008 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #2

    dont make any presumptions, thats the way i look at it

  • stuart

    Nov 22, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Smells of appeasment from the fat c*n* Ashley!

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Nov 22, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #4

    too true stuart, this stinks of ashley trying to wriggle his way back into the hotseat quietly, in the hope of the whole takeover talk just disappearing.
    Also, this is probably the first time i’ve looked at Kinnears comments and found them a little ridiculous.

    “I would be delighted if he wanted to come here two days a week and see for himself what football is all about.”

    Being one of the most prolific strikers the english game has ever seen, i think he understands football. Had he said see what managing is all about, fair enough. But at the moment, it sounds like he’s claiming shearer is clueless regarding the game in general, which is a little far fetched!

  • Prez

    Nov 22, 2008 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #5

    Oh lord, I can’t believe people actually rate Kinnear as a manager. A monkey would have done the same job he has. We are in big trouble if he gets the job permanently. He is a hot headed buffoon with no tactical skills, just look at the substitutions he does in a game, the man is a clown! A clown that talks to much to the “mainstream” media, something he said he would never do.

  • Dave o

    Nov 22, 2008 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #6

    I think Joe is being very cute in his statements, there is no way on this earth that Shearer would come into the club while ashley and co are still there, of course he would welcome shearer, what else could he say. Shearer would only come in if it had new owners and he had total control of staff, players and transfers. lets get rid of these cockney wise guys, they may think there crafty, but up north we can see thru these pathetic species.

  • graeme

    Nov 22, 2008 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #7

    Shearer will only take a role at NUFC when it suits his personal wishes at the time. He will do it for what it does for him, not what he can do for the club.

    Lets be honest, he isnt qualified for the job, has no experience of the job, isnt prepared to give up his comfy BBC sofa to go and learn the job, so why is he linked as coming in as some sort of heroic white knight riding to save us!!!!

    Shearer is in this for one thing and one thing only and that is Alan Shearer; not NUFC, not the fans, purely and simply what it does for his self esteem and bank balance.

    I’m not saying it will never happen, but it shouldnt happen until he knows how to run a football club from top to bottom; has experience of the shitty side of the game, as a lower league manager. Only then is he fit to take on the job of Manager at NUFC.


    Nov 22, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #8

    who,s joe f***ing kidding.


    Nov 22, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #9

    Not at all happy with the situation we have at the club……
    MA is a disgrace,he needs to decide 1way or the other what he is going to do and do it while also informing the fans what is going on.
    Disappointing that we wont hear anything today after the game.
    Hope we can put up a fight today and gain some respect for ourselves

  • Silence of the Llambias

    Nov 22, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #10

    Got a better idea Joe…… you clear off and let Shearer learn about football 7 days a week.
    Cheeky pig headed bloody Irish cockney barrow boy.

    This blokes really beginnng to hack me off.

  • Toon_Ksk

    Nov 22, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #11


    u are talking thrash. Shearer has the qualifications, though without experience. Look at Klinsmann, van Basten, Guardiola and Keane, they have done well without that experience.

    As for Shearer minding his own self-interest, you are clearly a fan with short-term memory. He rejected Man Utd to play for the club he loves. He tried to bring trophies to Newcastle, unfortunately he didn’t. He didn’t stop trying until he retired. Now, he has the chance to do it as a manager.

    As for being in charge of a shitty team or a lower league team, just look at Paul Ince. How well has he done? Experience is not everything. It’s the ability that count.

  • AndyNUFC

    Nov 22, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #12

    Know what? b*llocks to all of you putting Kinnear down, he’s the only person who took the job and actually wanted it, and without him we would have been without a manager. Stop complaining, let him get a few players in January and rate him at the end of the season.

  • wigaz

    Nov 22, 2008 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Toon KSK well said mate! All these people doubting the great man seriously do have short term memories. How much further do we have to fall before we give him the chance? The time is right & the time is right now! Joe has steadied the ship but lets be honest we aren’t going to progress under him. There is however the small matter of getting rid of a Fat cockney titend who has NO football knowledge whatsoever! will the real Mike Ashley please stand up, then PISS OFF!!!!

  • Prez

    Nov 23, 2008 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Andynufc, why should he get credit for taking the job? He gets my yearly salary in a week so I don’t think he should get cred for wanting a job. I want Kinnear out now so I don’t have to say told you so in may! His coaching skills are old and I have not seen any tactical progress. We deserve better than poor football and the occational win!


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