A good and positive report in the Shields Gazette this morning on what we had hoped Alan Sheerer was doing, even though he is not yet the permanent manager at Newcastle United.
Alan Shearer – still tracking players for Newcastle
The Gazette this morning reported that Alan Shearer is determined to continue making preparations for the new season, despite still not knowing whether he will be appointed Newcastle’s permanent manager soon, later – or never.
And the good news is that Shearer has already lined up a number of transfer targets he has identified as being the type of players we need to get us out of the Championship at the very first attempt – wouldn’t that be great!.
Shearer was only yesterday linked with QPR trio Damien Delaney, Fitz Hall and Dexter Blackstock, while Rosenborg’s Norwegian youngster Per Celjan Skeljbred, and strikers Fraizer Campbell (Manchester United) and Jermaine Beckford (Leeds United) are also being linked with Newcastle.
And we also think Alan has a deal ready fopr Andy Griffin (Stoke City) and Brad Orr (Bristol City), two full backs we were so desperately short of last season.
However, the proposed sale of the Newcastle club could delay Alan’s appointment even longer, and if that appointment is not forthcoming before say next Monday – the club will be in deep deep trouble. Something has to give soon on the management front, surely?
We are probably linked with the 3 QPR players, because Iain Dowie knows all about the players from his spell as manager at QPR.
At least someone is looking out for Newcastle’s future, even if he isn’t yet employed by the Newcastle club, but it certainly seems like those at the Tyneside club don’t seem to bothered.