There is a very good interview this morning in the local Shields Gazette with Newcastle club manager Alan Shearer.
Alan Shearer – loves the job at Newcastle
Alan has admitted today that he has been through every emotion imaginable since taking charge of Newcastle United on April Fool’s Day.
But Newcastle fans will tell him that it will all be worth while if he can keep the Newcastle club up.
Once we know the club is safe, we wouldn’t be at all surprised if crowds mingled outside St. James Park in an “All Hail To Shearer,” – or should that be Cesar – well it’s the same thing really. 😀
But Alan insists today he is not missing the comfort of Match of the Day at all – despite the Newcastle manager job, that requires real work where the decisions you make actually mean winning or losing football games.
That’s very unlike MOTD, where what you says just doesn’t really matter – well not in the real world in any case.
The Gazette today, probably very accurately, is reporting that Alan Shearer has refused to be drawn about his future beyond the eight game he signed as a sign of respect to Joe Kinnear.
Of course Joe Kuinnear gave everything he had for the club, and then ended up in hospital, so it’s great that Alan is aware of that – and is giving Joe the due respect he earned at Newcastle.
Wheter you like Joe or hate him – he give everything he had for Newcastle, and nobody can ever take that away from the Irishman.
Alan was asked by Miles Starforth of the Gazette if he was missing the Match Of The Day studio, and Shearer said:
“Not at all – I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it.
“I’ve said that every week, despite not winning, but you enjoy it a hell of a lot more when the result goes your way, like Monday evening.”
Alan, after savoring life back in the real world of football, which is not MOTD on BBC that’s for sure, he has indeed missed the day-to-day involvement in football.
“You miss it, but you enjoy it a little bit as well. You have a little bit of free time.”
“But I’ve not had any free time at all over the past few weeks. I’ve got no complaints. I’ve really enjoyed it.”
Alan had never been in football management before, but he has had a taste of it and taken to the job and stress like a duck to water.
That has to be fantastic news for both the Newcastle United club and their legendary supporters.
Oh, and a big surprise on the Newcastle web-site today is the game against Fulham is a complete sell-out, so we’ll have 52,300 screaming and only slightly insane Geordies there this afternoon. That should help. 😀
Let’s win the game today – and we can then talk about this a lot more.
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