Some good news today that Alan Shearer has been in touch with Joe Kinnear to ensure all is OK with them as Alan has assured Joe the reports of him wanting the job and maybe having been offered it, is just paper talk.
Alan Shearer – called Joe up to ensure all was OK between them
Joe told the Newcastle Journal today:
“Alan has been in touch. He rang up to apologize and said the stories the Press are putting out about me – there is no truth in any of them whatsoever and I am sorry.”
“He said sorry and I said, it’s okay I understand. I said he would be welcome to come in any time, that he would give the place a lift because he’s one of best strikers in the world and that he can come and work with me.”
“He said that is very kind of you but I am not ready for it yet. I said ‘fine’. It was very honorable of him. There is nothing malicious about Alan at all.”
The permanent appointment of Kinnear to the Newcastle manager’s post through the end of the season should end some of the speculation regarding Shearer becoming the new manager. But there would also be nothing wrong at some point if Alan joined up with Joe to learn the ropes before he took over, nothing wrong with that at all.
And Joe seems to be a real straight shooter and he would be good for Alan, an unlikely combination yes but it could work. And it’s good the two have talked to clear the air a bit.
But Joe knows Alan is a legend on Tyneside, as he continued:
“It is never going to go away – we are both aware of that,” “But I told him he is more than welcome to come and help us out, there is not a problem between the pair of us, there is no aggravation.”
Shearer of course is also unlikely to consider any management position with Newcastle with Mike Ashley still owning the club. Un less of course Ashley publicly reverses hiomself to show the manager has full control of players coming and going, and indeed it looks like Kinnear is indeed in charge of the transfer window, and not Dennis Wise.
Joe is obviously pleased to be handed his dream job for the season and said:
“I’ve always hoped to get the opportunity to come here and do the job. There was a doubt because of the club getting sold,”
“But they can’t see the club being sold. Something might be round the corner but the offers haven’t been enough.”
Joe seems very very straight and we think the offer to Alan was genuine, and probably after the phone call Alan realized that too.
But it was good of Alan to get in touch with Joe, and we’re sure he wished him the very best in taking over one of football’s most difficult tasks.
Some harmony coming to the club? That would be nice.
Howay The Lads!