While every Newcastle fan is just looking to the next 6 games, and hoping the lads can survive in the Premier League this season, there are good signs that Alan Shearer is at Newcastle to stay.
Alan Shearer – wants Kenny Dalglish back at the club
One sign was today, when Alan talked openly about whether he should give Mark Viduka a one year extension to his contract in the summer, but that he told Mark the main thing was to concentrate on playing the last six games of the season, and then they could discuss it in the summer.
The other sign, which is coming today from The Sun admittedly, is that Alan would like Kenny Dalglish back at the club as the Director Of Football.
That seems a little strange because Alan has never been in favor of a Director of Football, but of course a role could be carved out for Kenny, who managed Newcastle for 19 months after Kevin Keegan suddenly walked out on Newcastle in January, 1997.
Dalglish, who is 58, who was a fabulous player in his time for Liverpool and Celtic, was sacked in August of 1998 by former Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd, and of course Dutchman Ruud Gullit was brought in, but he lasted just 12 months before the great Bobby Robson came in to turn around the club. Bobby had us in the Champions League for two years in a row.
The Sun reports that new manager Shearer is looking to overhaul some key roles at St James’ Park this summer, and wants to bring in his former manager at both Blackburn and Newcastle.
If Alan does stay on, which seems more and more likely, we’d also probably see his old friends Rob Lee and Gary Speed back at the club, in coaching capacities – or at least one of them.
Now the thing we have to do is stay in the Premier League and everything in the Newcastle garden could look a lot more rosy in the summer.
We need 3 points at White Hart Lane tomorrow.