You could say that Alan Shearer is doing a poor job of pretending he is only at Newcastle until the end of the season.
Alan Shearer – already building his back-room staff at Newcastle
As well as talking to the press about summer transfer targets and maybe offering Mark Viduka a new one year contract in the summer, Alan is reported today to want former club doctor Dr. Roddy MacDonald back at Newcastle for a third time.
Alan Shearer has come into the Tyneside club, and for once has shown an awful lot of common sense, and he is trying to get to the bottom of how Newcastle seem to have so many injuries each season, and much more than other Premier League clubs. This has been the case for many a season.
Dr. MacDonald is one of the top rated doctors in British football, and is currently working for Martin O’Neill at Aston Villa, after leaving Newcastle shortly after Shearer’s retirement as a player in 2006. He has also been at the club doctor at Celtic.
Shearer seemed dissatisfied with Newcastle club doctor, Ian McGuinness, and McGuinness left Newcastle last week after striker Oba Martins pulled out of the Stoke game, just hours before the kick-off, and Shearer didn’t even know the player was injured.
Shearer knows Dr. MacDonald well, as the two worked together on a number of Alan’s injuries, and he also oversaw Michael Owen’s recovery from the knee ligament damage he suffered playing for England against Sweden at the 2006 World Cup finals.
It seems that Shearer is already surrounding himself with people he knows well in the game, and since former assistant manager to Bobby Robson, John Carver, has recently resigned at Toronto FC, because of disagreements with the MLS, don’t be surprised if Alan finds a position for him back at Newcastle in the summer.