Publicly Alan Shearer is saying nothing has yet been decided about his long term future at Newcastle.
Alan Shearer – Ashley wants this man as long-term manager at Newcastle
However we understand that owner Mike Ashley has full confidence in Shearer at Newcastle, and will do his utmost to get Alan to stay on long term at the club, and be given the job of rebuilding the club from top to bottom, and that will happen whether or not we get relegated.
But there is much to so at the club for whoever takes on the job, and the news today, which is not surprising is there will be only limited funds available to Alan in the summer, and that amount is slated as £10M. But Alan will also be able to sell some players for which he can get extra money to bring in the players he really wants.
Newcastle really need the win today but the good news from Alan today is that the morale in the camp is on a steep upward trend, as players seem to be wanting to come back quickly from their injuries to play for the gaffer – and we find that interesting to say the least.
Alan talked about the morale to the Mail today:
“I think it was pretty despondent when we came in and understandably so,’ ‘Morale wasn’t great.” ‘But I think, particularly with last week’s result at Stoke City, there’s been a belief and a bit of confidence that we can get ourselves out of the mess we’re in, which is pleasing to see.”
“We take confidence from both games and we’ll approach the Spurs game in much the way we did Stoke, and go out and try to win it.” ‘We have to have everyone pulling in the same direction and everyone on board.”
“We want them to be happy and enjoy themselves around the place and get results, because that’s all that matters.” ‘I’m under huge pressure but I’m really enjoying it. It’s still hard work. I’m definitely getting a buzz out of it, without a doubt.”
“The hours are getting longer if anything, but I’ve got no complaints. I’m looking forward to getting up first thing in the morning and coming into the office to see what challenges await you.” “I’ve never criticized managers because it’s a very difficult job. I’ve got great respect for whoever does it. It’s a tough job.”
Alan and Iain Dowie have just one point from their first two games in charge, and that will have to improve very quickly if we are to survive. This afternoon’s game is massive, but no more massive than each of the final games we play this season.
Every single one of them has to be treated as an FA Cup Final – and of course we won three of them in the 1950s.
What does that mean? We have no idea, but we thought we’d mention it nevertheless. 😀