We have to be very careful about stories that are floated in the press, because they may well be politically motivated and try to shift blame (responsibility), for the terrible situation Newcastle now find themselves in.
Alan Shearer – he seems to have lost some hair these last 8 weeks 😀
We are not being too outspoken when we say that Mike Ashley this last week has looked like a bumbling idiot once more
And today Alan Shearer has talked to Sky Sports – and said he has made no demands on Newcastle in discussions regarding the club’s managerial post.
Ashley says he is keen to bring in the former England and Newcastle great, but if that’s the case why isn’t he signed right now? We think those little stories Mike put out are a smokescreen, because for some reason Ashley is holding back.
Mike should get some idea form the would-be buyers their thoughts on Alan as manager – and we’d be really surprised if they didn’t want him to lead Newcastle back to the Premier League, and hopefully future greatness.
That’s the very least the long suffering Newcastle fans deserve.
Alan and his Assistant manager Iain Dowie held talks with owner Mike Ashley and managing director Derek Llambias, but no decisions hve yet been made on which policies to pursue – it’s a pity Mike cannot seem to make decisions – even when they are tough – that’s what good leaders must do.
Multiple reports over the weekend suggested that Shearer was demanding big wages (£2.5M), and a multi-million-pound-transfer budget (up to £20M), and Ashley said he was reluctant to do that – and that Alan would need to look again at the demands he was making on the club.
And the whole thing has again been thrown into turmoil by Ashley suddenly putting the club up for sale – again on a Saturday night – why he does that we have no idea – maybe so it makes the Sunday papers next day.
The process has also been thrown into doubt following the news that Ashley is keen to sell the club as soon as possible.
Shearer, though, insists everything is going to plan and has completely denied the reports he may have delayed progress at the club:
“I met Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias last week and we discussed at length the future of Newcastle United and my desire to be the manager moving forward,”
“I made no demands but there were obvious conditions. We simply proposed an honest evaluation of what was needed to get the club back into the Premiership whilst building solid foundations for the future.”
“I fully understand Mike Ashley’s decision to sell the club as he feels it’s now in the best interest of the club and the fans.” “I hope to know more by the end of the week.”
If Newcastle fans hadn’t realized it already this man is a class act, and will not get involved in any mud-slinging in the Press.
We remember when he captained England, and was put under tremendous pressure by the ridiculous English football media – totally unjustified, and not once did he lose his cool – which annoyed the reporters even more!
As we said this man is a class act – and another reason why he would instantly restore the pride to Newcastle United Football Club.
One thing is for sure – no player will be signed in the summer – who doesn’t agree to give his blood for this team next season – after the puff pastry players we had representing us last season.
Come on Ashley – get off your behind and appoint Alan Shearer as manager NOW – show some leadership – so Alan and his team can start doing real work at the club, before you take us even lower than we are right now.
We’ve had enough!