It is taking us a little time to believe what truly is fabulous news at Newcastle United this morning – that one of Newcastle’s greatest ever players, Alan Shearer, who knocked in 206 goals for the club and 341 total goals in total in 558 appearances in his first class career – has agreed to manage the club through the end of the season.
Alan Shearer – with the famous goal salute – one of his 206 at Newcastle
This will be all over the news today, and no doubt we’ll see some pictures of Newcastle fans and in all honesty it could only be on Tyneside, that such passion is being generated with the news that Alan Shearer has accepted the significant challenge to come in and manage Newcastle in their last eight games of the season.
And we are far from Tyneside, and can only imagine the Bigg Market being abuzz with the news, and Newcastle fans will have that extra spring in their step – at this phenomenal – still almost unbelievable news this morning.
And we also expect the players to be upbeat, as players like Oba Martins have heard all about Alan Shearer, and presumably tomorrow, Alan will take his first training season, but will also talk to the players.
But make no mistake when Alan does a job he puts his heart and soul into it, just like he did when he is playing football, and he will expect no less from any single player who puts on the famous black and white striped shirt of Newcastle.
His mere presence on the touchline on Saturday will have Newcastle players re-energized, and they had better be, because Alan will hardly put up with any slackers or anybody who doesn’t row the boat of Newcastle United, in the direction Shearer wants it to go.
No, this is one of the most exciting management appointments in Newcastle’s history, as it looks like Alan has accepted the Newcastle manager challenge – when the club needed him most – and like any other life-time fan, born and bred in Newcastle, how could he turn it down?
And if Alan accepts the job on a permanent basis in the summer, just think the draw he will become to players who are approached by Newcastle United Football Club. We should be able to attract some top class players, that’s for sure.
One message to Mike Ashley – this is more like it.
Howay The Lads!!