The news yesterday that Joe Kinnear was offered the manager job at Newcastle two weeks ago has apparently mystified Alan Shearer.
Alan Shearer – knew nothing about Kinnear appointment
We have to say up front that we don’t think Mike has not been completely straight with Alan, which is probably why Mike and the hierarchy at the club are denying the story, but we also have to think what Joe says is true.
Alan is angry and upset at the news yesterday that Kinnear was offered the manager job on Tyneside, and Shearer so wants the job that he would consider working for Mike again, even though their relationship has been blunted by the last 10 weeks of silence.
A source close to Shearer said of Kinnear’s comments:
“Alan did not know anything about it and, although he has been told Joe is wrong and that he wasn’t offered the job, he is concerned.”
“Too many lies have been told already regarding the takeover of the club and he is as frustrated as anyone.”
“At the moment all Alan can do is continue to wait for updates and hope that the club is sold as soon as possible. His position has not changed.”
This is not a good situation for Mike Ashley, Alan or the Newcastle club, and it does look like Mike may not have been as straight as a die with Alan.
And as Newcastle fans, this is obviously both wrecking the structure of the club and making us a laughing stock again in the media.
Things are not good right now at the Newcastle club, but that’s nothing that a win on Saturday at WBA cannot start putting right, at least in the short term.
With Alan coming out like he has, it may cause Mike Ashley to think twice about appointing Joe Kinnear, but we think the plot has already been set, and it’s not a good one for Newcastle’s fans or Alan Shearer.
But what’s new?