Shearer Could Still Get Newcastle Manager Job – Harris

It looks like Keith Harris, who has been given the job of selling newcastle United as quickly as he can has made some good progress min just one week.


Keith Harris – serious offers coming for Newcastle United

It’s difficult to wade through the news in the gossip press and know which stories are true, but we were told that a consortium met with Ashley yesterday,a nd that was kind of backed up by Keith Harris being in Newcastle, having returnd from the Middle East on Newcastle business.

And tomorrow a consortium fronted by Freddy Shepherd and his son are set tom meet with Ashley so we hope some initial deal could be done.

We would have to hope that a decision up front is made soon so that Alan Shearer, or someone else can come in to manage the club, as we only have three weeks before players return for pre-season training.

Unless they just run aorund the field on their own, we will need some coaches at the club – wonder if anybody has explained that to Ashley?

And Keith Harris did talk about Shearer yesterday, and even feels there is still a chance he could become permanent Newcastle manager:

“Shearer is obviously a very charismatic figure in the area and Newcastle need some local interest,”

“He is a good commercial addition, certainly in terms of generating interest among the fans.”

“Whether he is the right man to lead the club back into The Premier League is something other people will express a view on, especially if there is going to be a change of ownership.”

From a business viewpoint, if Shearer was appointed manager the club would sell at least double the number of season tickets they would otherwise, but unless things improve dramatically not many Newcastle fans will want to buy season tickets for next season,  until the Tyneside club sorts this mess out, and Ashley has left the building.

What a mess the club seems in right now, and this cannot be helping our chances of getting good players in during the summer.

Not to mention some of the players we would like to keep like Sebastien Bassong.

That has to be a big concern with Newcastle fans right now.

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • lesh

    Jun 8, 2009 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #1

    Of couyse Shearer could get the job…. but so could you, me or any of the posters to teh blog!

    That statement means nowt!

  • jettson1971

    Jun 8, 2009 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #2

    NUFC is a complete joke with MA and Lambarse in charge!! taken the preverbial for far too long now!! I can see gateshead getting 6-7000 in the conference next year with this!!

  • BenjiToon

    Jun 8, 2009 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #3

    I think Harris is a fairly straight-up lad, but this comment is one of those “cover all bases” things. He wants the fans to think Shearer might be in with a shout and potential new owners to have the option to appoint him or not, as they choose.

  • Ericles

    Jun 8, 2009 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #4

    Harris makes so many airy-fairy statements, so many vague utterances. All calculated to confuse the fans etc. He is an Ashley appointee – Ashley pays his fees, Ashley calls the tune. Harris is not going to say anymore than Ashley wants him to say which is further complicated by the fact that Ashley does not know himself what he is talking about.

  • ObaFan2

    Jun 8, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Wonder how Shearer feels getting used by these people in this way!

    I am obviously unaware of the situation between the owner, the seller and Shearer and what has been discussed between them but I think this is just typical of the unprofessional way the club has been run in the last two years.

  • Whumpie

    Jun 8, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #6

    “Whether he is the right man to lead the club back into The Premier League is something other people will express a view on, especially if there is going to be a change of ownership.”

    – that is a clear statement that not all the bidders want Shearer in, and they have decided (probably with AS’s knowledge) that they cannot sign him until a sale is agreed.

    If that’s the case, why not just tell us that? Ashley and co are inept in almost every way, but in communications they are utterly and completely without a scooby.

  • sahota

    Jun 8, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #7

    I don’t mind who new owner appoint Manager as long as they are thinking for good future for Newcastle. We need not be emotional at this point. I am just waiting for takeover news. After that news about manager will start appearing. At this moment, you can not do anything else other than wait.

  • coyote

    Jun 8, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #8

    it may as well be Orville talking
    we’d probably get more sense out of the dummy!

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 8, 2009 at 9:36 PM

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 8, 2009 at 9:36 PM

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