Every Signal Suggests Shearer To Stay At Newcastle


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.

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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.

Comments welcome.



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8 comments so far

  • magforlife

    Apr 18, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #1

    Shearer never said he didnt like the director of football role, it was who ( poison dwarf) and the way it was imposed on KK that was the problem. If thats what he wants, why not?

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  • workyticket

    Apr 18, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #2

    magforlife // Apr 18, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    “Shearer never said he didnt like the director of football role”

    He said “I think it is dangerous when a director of football is appointed” magforlife. Some people have good memories. 😉

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  • Little Willie

    Apr 18, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #3

    I think Shearer is realising how big a job being a football manager is with his comments about how he ‘comes into the office early with one or two things to do only to have a million things to do at 10’ or words similar to that.

    His problem before seemed to be that he didn’t think players should be brought in by anyone other than the manager.

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  • magforlife

    Apr 18, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #4

    Workyticket – i cant remember his exact quotes but i believe the context was that the power had been taken from Keegan to decide who comes and goes, if Dalglish works at the direction of Shearer in the same role that Milne did for SBR then it would cut his work load down and allow him to concentrate on the playing side. Too much is being made of the role when it was about the personalities and power ratio.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 18, 2009 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #5

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  • sickofitall

    Apr 18, 2009 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #6

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  • chuck

    Apr 18, 2009 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Any move that will install experienced football people in the upper management role, regardless of the title given and get rid of people like Llambias, is a positive move for the club.
    Not sure about what kind of effect the possible hiring of Dalglish will have.
    We know he has had success as a manager and would probably be of help to Shearer in his role as a novice manager.
    Ashley must by now have reached the conclusion “theres horses for courses”
    and hopefully will have a clear out of the people who got us into the position we are in.
    As far as Shearer is concerned, this will probably be his only shot at managing NUFC and to quit at this time would be crazy.
    However he should insist on a number of conditions in any future contract, one being that Ashley stay out of the footballing decisions and back management with the funds to rebuild a sadly depleted and disorganised side.
    New faces at management level could instill a badly needed change of attitude at a club that at present has hit bottom, which is reflected on the pitch and voiced by fans and players alike.
    There is still a chance the club will survive (a slim chance) and if it happens, then there is an opportunity to undo the series of screwups of the last two seasons, providing the right people are in charge and bring this club to a position where it was under Bobby Robson.
    The alternative is , who knows how many seasons in the wilderness.

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  • Shear bliss

    Apr 18, 2009 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #8

    any pundit will tell you that the only way a director of football role works is if the manager picks him as they need complete trust in each other.

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