Alan Shearer has obviously been set alight by the role of manager at Newcastle, and even in these dire days for the club, Shearer has remained upbeat , and seems to be enjoying the challenge immensely.
Alan Shearer – will stay on as Newcastle manager
Alan has talked to the Sunday Sun this morning, and it seems obvious he will stay on at the club, even if we are relegated, but he will need some commitments from owner Mike Ashley.
He was asked if Newcastle’s fate today will have any bearing on his decision whether to stay on this summer or leave, Shearer said:
However, Shearer thinks the reviving of a once great club, will take some investment, and that may be hard to come, if we are relegated.
“The financial side is not important today but it will be on Monday morning,”
“Whoever is in charge, investment needs to be there. That is another issue to be talked about with whoever is in charge next season.”
“I am sure that will be talked about next week. I will have a meeting with Mike, and will see what is best for the club.”
“Whoever is in charge of this club has to get the best youngsters to this football club,” “Not Sunderland, not Middlesbrough. They must come here."
“I turned down Newcastle for Southampton as a 15-year-old kid, but I would hate guys to be turning Newcastle down now to go to other clubs and I don’t think they should be.”
“I’d love players of all ages to want to play for this football club.” “It is a fantastic football club. Yes, huge mistakes have been made. But we have one last chance to rectify that.”
“Then, hopefully, those mistakes will never be made again.”
We’ve lost some great players form the Newcastle are, because the club didn’t or couldn’t recruit them. Alan is probably the best example and it cot us 15M 10 years after he left Tyneside, to buy him back. So a good youth policy makes lots and lots of sense in financial terms too.
We also lost Michael Carrick to West Ham, but we understand that decision came after Keegan scrapped the Reserve side, and Michael couldn’t see himself getting a game on Tyneside.
Whatever happens this afternoon there will be news galore after the game – worldwide no less, about the Newcastle club.
The game is being televised live over here in the US, and around the world, as the possibility of Newcastle being relegated is a “good” news story for the media.
Let’s hope the news reports are all about the great escape.