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