If there was a doubt that Alan Shearer is at Newcastle for the long term, then some of his statements today seem to make it obvious he is ready to rebuild at Newcastle.
Alan Shearer – will be rebuilding at Newcastle
Alan seems to believe there is a lot of rebuilding to do, but he still hopes that will be possible while the club is still in the Premier League.
Alan has been talking to Setanta Sports earlier today, and he’s made some revealing statements, not least of which is that many things at the club have become completely disorganized, and there’s a lot of rebuilding to be done.
He does however hope he can save Newcastle from relegation, which is his real goal before the end of the season, and then the rebuilding can be done in the Premier league.
Alan talked to Setanta Sports’ Friday Football Show earlier today:
“I think we have had an impact,” “Results-wise people will argue with that, but certainly on other things we have had an impact.”
“There were a million things to be done. There’s still a million things to be done because of whatever’s gone on in the past and we’re trying to change that as quickly as possible, but I know we’ve not got lot of time.”
“We know, and everyone else knows, that there’s a limit to what we can do.” “There needs to be rebuilding without doubt, but we hope to be rebuilding in the Premier League.”
“That’s the aim – to get ourselves through and then see what changes need to be made.” “I’ve got to keep the faith and without doubt the players have got to keep the faith to believe that we can get out of the mess we’re in.”
As we have suspected Alan will be in charge of the club whatever happens, and that hopefully will shortly be confirmed by Mike Ashley.
If that happens, it will be an excellent move by owner Ashley, who even seemed to get some support from former Newcastle Chairman Freddy Shepherd this morning.
When Shepherd was asked if he thought Newcastle could come straight back up if relegated, Freddy said he thought Mike would invest in the club, and ensure that happened.
Whether Freddy knows something that isn’t public yet, we have no idea, but that sounds to us that he may even have discussed that possibility with the owner. But that could also be wishful thinking on our end.
If the very worst does happen and we do get relegated, it may even save Mike from being forced to sell the club.
If Alan takes up the challenge long term, he must think success is possible under Ashley, otherwise Alan wouldn’t take the job on, and we have to think the Newcastle fans will get firmly behind the manager if that happens.
If only we could get some points in the last four games of the season, things could even be looking up, strange as though that sounds right now.