It’s good to hear that Newcastle’s interim manager Alan Shearer has spoken to former managers Kenny Dalgish, Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson about his new job of desperately trying to save Newcastle from relegation.
Alan Shearer – talked to several managers this week to get input
After only one week as Newcastle United’s manager and one defeat so far, Alan Shearer is facing his first injury crisis at the club, which come along several times each season of course.
But Alan today has rather surprisingly admitted that avoiding relegation this season would be the biggest achievement of his football career.
Alan said today in the Guardian:
“Yes, without a doubt, it [staying up] would be my biggest achievement,”
Only Chelsea, Everton and Manchester United have won away at Stoke City this season, but we have to get a win, because even a draw could see us fall further behind the 4th bottom team, it’s getting that desperate right now.
“A good result is imperative, it really is,” he said. “We need three points.”
“You know what you are getting at Stoke but can you handle it,” “Can we be big, can we be brave, can we be strong, can we play our football, can we win?”
“Can we take Stoke on at being physical? Probably not. But can we take them on at football? Probably, yes.”
Alan has also revealed he’s spent qwuite a bit opf time on the phone to some of his top former managers to get some advice in this sirtuation and all 3 managerrs he mentioned havbe managed at Newcastle of course.
“I’ve spoken to Kenny [Dalglish], I’ve spoken to Kevin [Keegan], I’ve spoken to Sir Bobby [Robson] and I’ve spoken to a few other coaches,”
“It was good chatting to them. They all said ‘welcome to the madhouse’.” “I haven’t been able to switch off at all.Not at all. Not one bit. Bang goes your relaxation time.”
“I’ve not spent too much time in the house. If anyone tells you that they can do this job and switch off and relax then I certainly don’t believe them.”
“It takes over your thoughts. Every waking moment. Every second, not just minute. I’m picking teams, 4-4-2, 4-3-3, 4-1-2 whatever. But it’s been great, I’ve really enjoyed it.”
What happens at the end of the season with Alan Shearer and the Newcastle manager position is a secondary question right now, as job one is to save the club. That’s the only thing that matters, and of course we’ll have 2900 Newcastle fans at the Britannia Stadium tomorrow – another sell-out of our ticket allocation.
The legendary Newcastle fans can save the club, and we all know that because of their fantastic and loyal support they have given the team over the years, through thick and thin – and that’s been mostly thin these last four seasons.