Danger Shearer Does Not Want Newcastle Manager Job

Malcolm Macdonald has come out today and said he is worried that Newcastle are in such a terrible mess, they may lose Alan Shearer.

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Alan Shearer – showing massive patience with latest Newcastle soap opera

There was a little good news this morning saying that Keith Harris believes the sale will be completed by next Tuesday, but until a permanent manager is appointed it looks like Chris Hughton and Paul Barron will be in charge of training next Wednesday when the first team squad returns.

Malcolm Macdonald, who of course lives in High Heaton, Newcastle said today:

“Alan Shearer has to be given the job of arresting Newcastle’s slide – he should have been given it the week after they were relegated,”

“I realise this is a period of transition, but he is the man for the job regardless of who owns the club.”

“I’m sorry to say it, but my worry is that Alan will already have big enough doubts to now think twice about doing the job.”

“It would be a disaster if he was persuaded not to do the job, but the situation must be testing his patience. He’s only human.”

It was good news this morning about Alan being appointed manager as soon as the club is sold, but no better than what we were told a week ago yesterday, that if all consortia wanted Alan as manager then he could be appointed as soon as last Thursday.

The news the next day was that all four consortia said to be in due diligence, wanted Alan as manager, and what happened?   Nothing.

Other  than Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias went off and spent a couple of days at Royal Ascot. Talk about fiddling while Rome burns.

So we’ll have to hope that Keith Harris is indeed accurate that a sale will be completed by next Tuesday – and for the good of the club these guys should be working around the clock to get the deal done.

After all, hard work never killed anybody.

But Keith Harris is very well respected and we think the deal will be completed within the time-frame he indicates – then we may be OK – maybe.

Come to think of it we wonder who the new owners will be?

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Pons Aelius

    Jun 24, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #1

    Thankfully Shearer is incredibly patient, but we know he doesn’t take fools gladly. Let’s hope the new owners aren’t idiots!

  • batty

    Jun 24, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #2

    super mac see your back on the p:ss

  • Born Again Geordie

    Jun 24, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Shearer or no Shearer I will be there next season – ticket renewal went off in the post yesterday !

  • antz1uk

    Jun 24, 2009 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #4

    chronicle sound like they may have a scoop on events…..


    “We understand the former England captain has been invited to a meeting – also on Friday – with United’s remaining top brass to bring him up to speed with the situation.

    It will be the first time that Shearer has been briefed by club officials since the week following Newcastle’s relegation, when talks on his future ended unresolved.

    Significantly, Newcastle club secretary Lee Charnley has already travelled down to London to keep a close check on progress on the takeover front.”

  • Ericles

    Jun 24, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #5

    I think Alan has enough guile about him to see that the clowns will be gone sooner rather than later. He must be as pissed off as the rest of us as well. But I trust him to be like us fans and weather the storm. It is because he is that sort of Geordie that we all know he MUST be manager.
    Apart from that we all know what sort of genitalia Ashley has got.

  • Beastie

    Jun 24, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #6


  • RyanToon

    Jun 24, 2009 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #7
  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Jun 24, 2009 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #9

    Ryan Toon absolutely brilliant

  • waddler

    Jun 24, 2009 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Don’t worry lads Harris is in control of events now not Ashley and Llambias.
    He has to put the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle together, he won’t do it in public as its not allowed.
    So all consortia have agreed to Shearer being made manager and the books have been gone through.
    Shearer is popping down to London to hopefully conclude an agreed contract, which he went through with Ashley. After being assured he will receive the funding he needs and his plans are approved, we here from the journo its this Friday.
    Due diligence may take a little longer and he will not or may not know who the new owners will be and even if he did will not be allowed to divulge who they are.
    He will be aware of there plans and l think allowed to begin the reconstruction job. l have no reason to doubt the players he is linked with are genuine and l hope he does buy youthful talented players and off loads the parasites who have blighted this club for years.
    l also think he will have a very young and exciting team we can watch soon similar to the team Manchester United produced not that many years ago built around Scholes, Giggs, Beckham etc.

  • AndyT

    Jun 24, 2009 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #11

    RyanToon, those are amazing!

  • Geordie Jayne

    Jun 24, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #12

    Waddler – your post was uplifting to read, if this comes true then I will be one happy Geordie Lass where the Toon is concerned.

    RyanToon you are comic, that was class, although I had to think for a split second as nowt and I mean nowt would shock me with those idiots in charge lol

  • Tom

    Jun 24, 2009 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #13

    Heres hoping that we will hear something within the next few days, and at least have a manager in place for the start of pre-season training!!

    I’m not buying into this ‘something by friday’ at the moment though. If we hear something, then yeah I’ll be a bit more positive, but until then its just a sodding whisper in the wind.

  • Micky Toon

    Jun 24, 2009 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #14

    Just what are you basing this on waddler? Do you have a line to Shearer and know something no one else does? I’m trying not to have a dig here, but posts like that are just as bad as ones speculating who we are going to be buying if we get new owners, if shearer is manager and if they provide the money for the transfer.
    False dawns.

  • toonluvva

    Jun 25, 2009 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #15

    Big Al is in the driving seat here. Remember although he wants to manage the Toon, he isn’t desperate for a job. Should the new owners decide to appoint someone else, then he can just go back to TV punditry.
    I can’t wait to hear who our new masters are. I just offer up a little prayer every night that it’s not FFS! Tuesday would be a good day for the announcement as the players return the next day. So you can guarantee that MA or LLambias will cock that up somehow and slow down the sale for a couple of weeks.
    Same old same old!


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