Jack Charlton has urged the Newcastle board to keep Alan Shearer at St James’ Park.
Jack Charlton – urges Newcastle to keep Shearer at club
Jack or Jackie as we knew him in his playing days at Leeds United and England, was manager of Newcastle from 1984-1985, before going on to have a successful 9 year stint managing Ireland.
Charlton instigated new rules on who qualified to play for Ireland, and we understand that if you knew an Irishman – you automatically qualified to play for the team.
Here’s what Jack Charlton said about Alan Shearer and Newcastle:
“I would hope that if anybody is going to get the job when Alan finishes this season and Newcastle stay up I want it to be Alan.” “I’m like every other person in the North-East of England, they all want it to be Alan.”
“I like Alan. He is a smashing lad, is very pleasant and has done OK for Newcastle.” “He has put his finger on the spots on what he wanted.” “If they can beat Fulham fine, then they have to go to Villa depending on how the other results go.”
“So it’s not only up to Newcastle, Its up to the other clubs that are battling to get out of it as well.” “There will be a lot of hard football matches to be played yet before anybody decides who is going where.”
Shearer is still saying his stint at Newcastle is only for 8 games to anybody who will listen, and when asked in an interview on Monday night, after the game if he would stay at Newcastle, he said it should not be ruled in or ruled out.
However, there are some definite signs that Shearers presence is starting to have an effect on the side, and an even bigger impact on our players. Mark Viduka was excellent on Monday night, yet Joe Kinnear had given up on Mark, and kept saying Mark was going to retire in the summer.
Newcastle are not safe yet, not by any means, but a win against Fulham on Saturday could go a long way to securing safety for the club. Currently we are joint 3rd bottom with Hull City, but are 4th bottom due to our superior goal difference.
We still have two tough games before the end of the season, and if we manage to stay up, we hope Alan will stay, and that Mike Ashley will hand him some decent transer funds to rebuild the squad.