Iain Dowie To Join Alan Shearer At Newcastle


There is some news coming through that former Coventry City manager Iain Dowie is to join Alan Shearer at Newcastle United.

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Iain Dowie – Assistant manager to Alan Shearer

The news suggests that Dowie will be unveiled alongside Alan Shearer at a press conference at Newcastle United tomorrow.

We are still waiting for official news on the Newcastle United web site today, relating to the sensational appointment of Alan Shearer as the manager for Newcastle, at least through the end of the season.

Dowie is an experienced manager, and he has been working for the media since losing his job as manager of Queens Park Rangers, and so it would seem a wise appointment for Alan, to have someone experienced to help him as he becomes a rookie manager at Newcastle United.

So it would appear that Shearer and Dowie will be given the job of keeping Newcastle in the Premier League – with just eight matches to go.

We also expect Rob Lee to come in and help coach the lads, so it puts a big question mark over the futures of Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood at the club.

For Alan to have accepted the appointment we expect Dennis Wise to leave the club, maybe immediately, and Joe Kinnear will likely be offered the job as Director Of Football.

But we expect that Alan and Joe will need to talk first, and Alan will need to OK that appointment, although Kinnear seems to have fallen in love with the club and the fans on Tyneside.

However, Alan may have his own ideas on that one, and he will stand no nonsense, given what happened to Kevin Keegan and Dennis Wise.

At some point we would also half expect Gary Speed to return to Newcastle as a coach, and it may even be like old times.

But if Mike Ashley is going to be successful at Newcastle, and Shearer agrees in the summer to a long term deal, he needs to let Alan get on with it, just like Aston Villa’s American owner Randy Lerner did with Martin O’Neill, who are now pushing for a European Champions place.

But we also need to start winning games, and we should not get too far ahead of ourselves, because we still need to pull away from relegation – sooner rather than later – and that’s job one.

Howay The Lads!!

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65 comments so far

  • RyanToon

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #1

    if shearers happy im happy 😉

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  • JoeColl87

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #2

    We onle needed 1 manager for the remainder of the season, now we have 2 on board (3 if you include Calderwood).

    Hope Dowie understands his role as an assisstant and doesn’t cause conflicts with Shearers potential tactics, using experience as an excuse.

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  • DJG

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #3

    Ashley must have had to seriously bend over backwards to get Shearer and I think this will be the first of many changes to Shearers liking. 🙂

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  • Johno Toon

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #4

    I dont agree with you djg , think it was joe kinnear who has made ashley see sense and drop the dof role

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  • hitman

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #5

    setanta are saying wise has left the toon.

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  • DJG

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #6

    Goodbye and good luck Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood.

    You were both underqualified to start with and should never have been given jobs at NUFC.

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  • Hugh de Payen

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #7

    It’s possible that the midget leaving is tied in with Shearer arriving.

    Although I have no idea what Shearer thought of Wise. He might have liked the guy for all I know.

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  • RyanToon

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #8

    apparently shearer cant sign for longer because of his pro licence isnt finished yet

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  • mcvicar

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #9

    alot of changes being made for alan to manage just 8 games i think alan could be staying at the end of the season

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  • RyanToon

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #10

    yep dennis wise left the toon on setanta

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  • Joey Barton 666

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #11

    wise has left gentlemen….. cant tell u who told me, as i will sound like that david craig did and that but i will tell you he went yesterday morning and also cleared all his stuff today. this comes from a devon lad i know in the ressies whos currently is out injured

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  • Joey Barton 666

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #12

    mark my words we will be safe by nine points this year, with hull going down and stoke surviving by goal diff, smoggies and the inevitable to go down with hull

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  • RichY

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #13

    I bet Shay Given is gutted…

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #14

    Brilliant appointment even if we go down & I think the appointment of Dowie as assitant is good (he’s a mate of Shearers from Southampton days) with Lee & hopefully Speed we will have a management team that apart from Dowie have all played for the toon. I think the good days might be just around the corner even if we have to have 1 season in the Championship

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  • JoeColl87

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #15

    “Match of the Day pundit Mark Lawrenson says his colleague Alan Shearer did not reveal that he was in talks to take over at St James’ Park as Newcastle manager”

    Lawro gets a prediction wrong. Who would have thought?

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  • DJG

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #16

    so, serves him right for being a traitor.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #17

    Yup all good to me specially if Rob Lee and Speed come in as well….happy boy today : )

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  • JoeColl87

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #18

    “Sunderland striker Djibril Cisse has been arrested”

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/7976755.stm

    HaHa. This get’s better

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  • DJG

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #19

    Is it just me or is anyone else sad that Wise couldnt stay at least as a youth scout?

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  • He would always be welcome back RichY when citeh sign a better keeper 😉

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  • simon376@work

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #21

    Great news. Way I look at things is, look how it worked with Roder and Shearer. They formed a great partnership, Shearer with the motivation I would think & Roder with the coahing skills. I think it’s exactly what’s needed again.

    I also think can’t say for sure, but turning the clock back to when he was assisting before, the ball won’t be belted up in the air, be played along the ground. Doing that will get the best out of Owen & Martins. We might even have the same kind of tataics from last year with Owen in the hole behind the front 2 now.

    As for Wise going, if it’s true, says a lot really. Keegan wouldn’t work with him and I’m guessing Shearer probs wouldn’t either, but if he’s gone now or going soon, could be why he has come in. And before anybody starts, I’d like to see the real evidence that Wise signed all the players we got this season. And to be fair, some of them that we thought were going to be out of this world, haven’t really given as much as we expected, so if he did sign them, has he really beem that good. On the other hand, he may well have brough a lot of kids in, so lets see how they work out.

    Let’s just hope we can recreate what happened in 1992 now

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  • sirjasontoon

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #22

    Good news about wise..bet sawdust is gutted.
    Only messin’ fella.

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  • DJG

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #23

    At least we now have a manager who will be given time by the fans. In a few years we might not even be a laughing stock.

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  • Well i know im not gutted SJT 😉 Bye you little piece of cr@p Dennis Wise

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  • babelfish

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #25

    Finally……Mark(chunk)Viduka can now do his truffle shuffle for the amusement of Iain(Sloth)Dowie. Looks like a goonies reunion.

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #26

    Shearer wouldn’t have come and worked under a dof!

    They will be agreeing a package with him as we speak.

    Good riddance!

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  • DJG

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #27

    ”It’s usually power rather than placement for the former England captain, it is Shearer, it is power, what a fantastic goal. Straight into the top corner, keeper had no chance.”

    Can anyone else remember that. lol

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  • sahota

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #28

    I bet Shearer will stay for long term for sure, otherwise he would not ask for so many changes at this time. Com’on lads , save us form relegation first. I am now seeing bight future ahead and for sure many happy days for us all.

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  • shearerwonderland.

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #29

    next rob lee please 🙂
    im starting to like this mr ashley.

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  • Stuart79

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #30

    I would prefer it if he had money to spend but he can turn it round.

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  • sahota

    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #31

    You are right @shearerwonderland , I think views of us fans can change if MA really want that to happen. And this is I think first step. Next step would be to spend decent money in transfer window.

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  • BT9MAG

    Apr 1, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #32

    I’m not overly happy Wise has gone if I’m honest – don’t get me wrong, if that was the only way we could get Shearer then so be it…But I think the players we’ve signed have been quality, the problem has been the number of players that have actually come!

    Having said that, we need to wonder how much of that was Wise and how much was Jeff Vetere…I guess we’ll find out in the summer!

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  • shearerwonderland.

    Apr 1, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #33

    everyone wise did not sign the likes of gutierrez bassong, collocini
    HE DID NOT SCOUT THEM!
    Jeff Vetere was the one who did this and jiminez
    so dont give wise that credit

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  • bennytoon

    Apr 1, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #34

    monkeytoon- stay the hell out of this blog. this blog is for our fans. you can go find a spurs blog to type crap about getting into europe. nobody wants to hear your negative comments around here.

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  • BASSKING-FUSE

    Apr 1, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #35

    Well Done Mike Ashley…

    But your still not in my good books. Alan Shearer might have what we need to stay up.

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  • pubcat

    Apr 1, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #36

    Excited about Shearer…a little uncomfortable about Dowie as assistant. It’s fine if Dowie stayed as assistant, but I wouldn’t want Shearer to step down (whether we stay up or not) and then for Dowie to be given the full-time job. Much rather Bruce should Shearer choose not to stay on after the 8 games!

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  • bennytoon

    Apr 1, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #37

    SSN . Middelsboro have sacked Gareth Southgate and brought in former fans favourite Juniniho.

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  • DJG

    Apr 1, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #38

    I think Shearer will get Xisco playing in and scoring goals for the first team. Hopefully he will turn him into Shearer MKII.

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  • cashley_out

    Apr 1, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #39

    exicted about shearer but no experince and this is dowies history: not that good but maybe a good assistant cmon shearer!!!

    QPR May 2008 to October 2008 P15 W8 D3 L4

    Coventry City February 2007 to February 2008 P49 W20 D8 L21

    Charlton Athletic May 2006 to November 2006 P15 W4 D3 L8

    Crystal Palace December 2003 to May 2006 P123 W50 D29 L44

    Oldham May 2002 to December 2003 P82 W31 D28 L23

    QPR (caretaker) September 1998 to October 1998 P2 W1 D0 L1

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  • RyanToon

    Apr 1, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #40

    SSN breaking!

    harry redknapp has stoped twitching

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