In what has to be a fantastic coup for Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, Mike seems to have successfully convinced the great one, Alan Shearer, that now is the time for him to come to the aid of his home town club, the great Newcastle United.
Mike Ashley – huge coup to convince Shearer to manage Newcastle
And Alan has never been one to mess around, and he must have asked Mike for quite a few changes before he would ever take on the role with Ashley the Newcastle owner, after what seems to have happened with Kevin Keegan last September.
And one of the early exits will almost certainly be Football Director Dennis Wise, who will become the first casualty of Alan Shearer’s new Newcastle revolution.
The Chronicle is reporting that Dennis Wise was kept completely in the dark, over this morning’s stunning coup by Mike Ashley.
The Evening Chronicle is reporting that Dennis Wise is on his way to Newcastle right now, for talks with the Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, but Mike will not make the same, almost mortal, mistake he made that almost wrecked the club last September.
That’s when he sided with the Cockney over Kevin Keegan, and immediately lost the confidence of Newcastle fans.
That has ultimately led to Newcastle being in such dire straights, on so many different fronts right now.
Shearer will begin preparations tomorrow for the Chelsea game, but there are some reports that he will visit the Benton training ground this afternoon, to initially meet with the players and coaches Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood.
And we fully expect that one of the things that Mike has agreed to, is that if Alan is to save Newcastle from relegation, then he must be allowed to do it his way – and his way alone.
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