Rob Lee had talked yesterday about how Alan Shearer was now getting a little annoyed at the way the club is being run under Mike Ashley.
Alan Shearer – next manager at Newcastle
Rob also said that Alan would never consider working under owner Mike Ashley, and we think right now that feeling is mutual – very mutual.
Alan’s people have come out today and said that Alan would consider working with Ashley again, but until the club is sold, why fix something that is just not broken?
And as Alan said when he took the job in April, results are everything in football management, and he got just 5 points from a possible 24, so his record is not on his side right now.
We have to think that Alan cooked his goose immediately after relegation, when the club had to cut down big time on their expenses, since their revenues were being halved.
But to have somebody go in and say he wanted £20M transfer fund, and up front at that, suggests to us to us that Alan didn’t understand what relegation meant to the cub, at least from a business viewpoint.
And at least 300 workers at the club were soon laid off and as we have seen, Newcastle just didn’t have the money, and we are still in some debt.
And when did other relegation teams go out and spend money like it grew on trees?
The best situation would have been to keep the good players we needed, and then somehow get replacements in for those we didn’t want, but since we never had a manager – it was left to Ashley to sell who he could.
As it turns out the team has landed on its feet, and made a great start to the season, and yes results are everything in this games so 5 wins out of 6 and Newcastle fans are happy these days.
The only good reason for bringing in Alan in the short term, is to have the long term structure of the playing side of things in place early, because it’s almost certain Alan will be the next manager of Newcastle, once Ashley finally leaves.
If Alan keeps Chris and Colin on board, and doesn’t make too many changes on the field, the transition could be smooth, which is what we need.
Alan can then start putting the club in order, setting up a great scouting system, and other things that are hardly being done right now,
He will also be able to attract players in the summer from around the world, assuming we get promoted.
The only person we can see pushing for this is likely owner Barry Moat, and because he is said to have a good relationship with Ashley, maybe there are discussions ongoing to start to make some of the changes to the club Barry wants, even as Ashley continues to be the owner.