The Newcastle Journal reported very early this morning the news that the great Alan Shearer has agreed to take over as manager of Newcastle United until the end of the season.
Alan Shearer – new interim manager at Newcastle
The call to Alan was said to come directly from Mike Ashley, who caused a sensation 14 months ago when he got Kevin Keegan to come back to manage the club.
But things looks very dicey right now for Newcastle, and relegation would be a complete disaster for our proud club, so Alan Shearer has answered the request by owner ASshley to come in and save the club.
We’ve said for a while now that Joe Kinnear, even if he can come back, is hardly in a position to go straight into the Newcastle oven again, and Chris Hughton is not suited to lead the team, although he’s a very good first team coach.
Newcastle drifted into the bottom three following the defeat to Arsenal and are now two points adrift with just eight games left to play.
The news is that Sheare will be introduced as the new manager tomorrow, but we still don’t understand why the club has not put anything out on their web site, although we would think Shearer would have denied all this by now, if it was not true.
If this story is true it’s a massive coup for Mike Ashley, and then in the summer the question will be whether Alan wants to continue in the role, and become the full time manager.
With comments coming in from Freddy Shepherd, John Hall, Bobby Moncur and others, you would have to hope this story is indeed true – but April 1st is a curious time to release the news.
If Alan doesn’t want the Newcatsle manager jopb full time, then the likely favorite would be another local lad, Steve Bruce, who has done wonders at Wigan over the last year, and is starting to look like a more than decent manager.