Alan Shearer has thought a little about next season and he says he has changed the scouting system just a little since he arrived.
Iain and Alan – will they be in charge next season
Shearer realizes the club cannot just suddenly stop their continual pursuit of transfer targets, because the team is in such dire danger of relegation.
Of course the Newcastle fans have no idea who will be manager next season, and that’s especially true if we are relegated, which looks even likely right now.
But the fans are not too worried about who will be manager next term, the only worry is we somehow stay in the Premier League, and that’s not going to be an easy task, as we go through game after game without a win.
Shearer was asked today about any moves in the transfer market and he told the Shields Gazette:
“That’s all still happening.” “There have been one or two tweaks to the system, but it all has to happen for next season. That’s for the benefit for the football club next season.”
Alan has attended all 3 reserve team games since he took over the club on April 1st, and has been keen to give youth a chance, as he showed with promoting Andy Carroll to a starting position last Sunday, and including Nile Ranger in the first team squad.
He’s been impressed with both these youngsters, not just for their play, but for their attitude and hard work too.
“We all know the aim is to keep the club in the Premier League, and the rest will take care of itself.” “But, regarding reserves and kids, everybody’s showing the right attitude.”
“I was there the other night (for the Northumberland Senior Cup), and they did well. The reserve and kids have done very well.”
Shearer’s right when he says if we can stay in the Premier League, everything will take care of itself. But we also have to think that Ashley and Llambias are now working on the back-up plan if we do get relegated, and who will be sold, and which players the club will try to keep.
Of course they will need to say who is to be the manager, since officially Joe Kinnear still has a two year option open to him, as far as we know.
However, we feel with Shearer at the helm, a few of our good players may even want to stay on board, if the club can afford their wages. But they will have to be the players who have performed for us this season, and not let us down, as so many players have.
Having Shearer in charge will also limit the vast depression and anger that will be felt on Tyneside, and we have to hope we’ll be straight back up, as Birmingham look likely to do this season.
All this can be avoided of course, if the lads can beat Pompey, Middlesbrough and Fulham, which is not an impossible task, not in front of 52,000 Newcastle fans.