Alan Shearer Still Wants Newcastle Manager Job – Now

If Alan Shearer comes back to manage Newcastle soon,  there’s one thing you can be sure of – that Alan will immediately put discipline and pride back into the Newcastle club.


Alan Shearer – still wants the manager job

It hurts Alan, just like it hurts other stalwart Newcastle fans, to see how the club is being completely mismanaged by the hapless Mike Ashley.

Ashley admits he hasn’t got a clue how to run a football club but continues to let his friend Derek Llambias, who also has no experience in football, continue in the job as Managing Director.

You talk about the blind leading the blind.

The result is sheer pandemonium.

Alan Shearer would still love to come back and manage Newcastle this season,  and the Newcastle legend said today:

“People keep asking me what’s going on, but I certainly don’t know – and I don’t think anyone outside the club does. I haven’t got a clue – honestly, I haven’t – and it’s so frustrating.”

“I’m like all Newcastle fans, I would like it sorted. But there’s only one man who can do that.”   “Unfortunately I’m not sure that anyone knows the ins and outs of it, whether the club is going to be sold or whether he’s going to keep hold of it.”

“People have said bids have gone in, but no one really knows the truth. I don’t read about it any more. I’ve seen enough deadlines come and pass so I don’t read any of it.”

“It’s still a very difficult and precarious situation at Newcastle and it pains me to see that.”

Shearer managed the club for eight games last season in a bid to save them from relegation, but as we all know he was unsuccessful.

Shearer continued:

“They are talking about giving Chris Hughton the job permanently and with the way things are I’d probably back that because it’s difficult circumstances. You read Mike Ashley say he and not the manager will control players coming in and out.

“So effectively, Chris is a coach, and not a manager, even if he takes the job. It’s not ideal.”

But Shearer leaves no doubt at all that he would quickly answer the call to return to management at Newcastle under a new owner.

“I would still like to be the manager of Newcastle again one day,”   “If the situation came around and everything was right and in place then without a doubt I would love to give it another go. But that’s not up to me.

“It’s not just a job at Newcastle, though, because if the right post came along somewhere else I would definitely look at it too.

“But obviously I went in at Newcastle and I really, really enjoyed it. I hoped I was going to be in there for the long term.

“I would love to go back, but let’s make this clear: I’m not connected to any bids. And nobody has said to me, ‘If I get in and I buy the football club I want you to be the manager’.”

“It’s true I am a friend of Barry Moat, but at this moment and for the last however many months or years he’s not reached an agreement.”   “So what’s the point in talking about it? That’s the way I see it.”

If we don’t hear something quickly within the next day or two, that Barry Moat’s bid has finally been accepted, then Chris Hughton will take over as permanent manager, and Mike Ashley will remain at the club.

Having the more than inept Ashley remain at the club for the rest of the season, is a daunting prospect indeed.

When will this nightmare finally end?

20 comments so far

  • ginkoh

    Oct 25, 2009 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #1

    We cannot expect too much. MA can do anything he want and it always make us mad. If take over story end in 1-2 days, I will be so happy and can looking forward again. But if not so, what can we do ? just go on support the team.

    However I agree with Ed that Shearer will bring pride, discipline and phenomenon from the supporters back to the club. You can see the home appearance will spring up to 50000 immediately.

    BUT IMO we cannot expect the tactic expert from Shearer unless he get the proper assistance manager (Hughton?,may be) to help him for this area.

    Will Shearer success to be Newcasle manager ? I can’t predict it. He will be next Roy Keane or Southgate, who know ? But if he can get good support from board, owner, players and supporters. Shearer is the good candidate and good gamble for us, no doubt about that. Because he can bring ” Stability” to us that we lack it for long long time.

    P.S. Did you ever sleep Ed? ^^”

  • dashu9

    Oct 25, 2009 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #2


    Totally agree with you. Shearer as a manager cannot change the things around quickly. He does not have a magic wand or such things.

    But surely, having him as SJP will see the surge in confidence of players and atmosphere. But the important thing is we must not be bothered about whats going off pitch and keep the momentum going with whom so ever is managing. We have a good side, with experienced players to get us back to premier league.

  • chuck

    Oct 25, 2009 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #3

    It`s not exactly kosher that Shearer should be lobbying for a job promised to the present man in the job, has he no pride?
    Besides the fact he was a total flop when given the job, what makes him deserve it ?
    Ed. you only mention him bringing discipline to the club, is that it ?
    Seems the players like who they have and the team is presently leading the league.
    Look Shearer is a Geordie hero, but that does`nt make him a good manager, perhaps in time, but we only have a season to gain promotion and dont really need a rookie on the job training manager.
    Besides Ashley is getting two for the price of one in Hughton , he aint about to pay Shearer big bucks and for what, discipline?

  • Ericles

    Oct 25, 2009 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #4

    Agree Ginkoh. Chuck it Chuck!

  • Nick D

    Oct 25, 2009 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #5

    Can’t believe everyone thinks A.S coming in will magically make everything OK. When KK first came, he had no experience, but his force of personality won the day. You could see KK had an awful lot of drive and enthusiasm, I just don’t really see that in Shearer. If anything, he comes across as very dry and dour with a huge ego. Great player once, but manager not sure at all.

  • chuck

    Oct 25, 2009 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #6

    What ?
    If you disagree, let me know why, Chuck it is not an argument.

  • toonsy

    Oct 25, 2009 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #7

    Chuck – Hughton was a total flop last season aswell remember?

    Re. your point about only having a season to win promotion. With the current regime at the club what do you think would happen if we did scrape going up? Do you think fat boy would open his wallet and invest? Doubt it, it will be same old same old, trying to sell the club blah blah. Not to mention promotion would just paper over more cracks!

    We may aswell stay down so Ashley can see his investment dwindling. Its only then, when he knows he wont get an inflated price for the club that he will fcuk off. As Keegean once said many years ago “sometimes to go forward you have to take a step back”. Thats true as its only when fatboy has gone that we can start the massive job of building the club up! 17 years to get us where we were, and it took Ashley 18 months to ruin!

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Oct 25, 2009 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #8
  • chuck

    Oct 25, 2009 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #9

    Sorry dont agree.
    To not gain promotion in one season makes it much more difficult the second season.
    Why ?
    Clubs find it difficult to hold onto better players.
    There`s less money, due to no package for dropping from the premier.
    Lower earnings from ticket sales.
    I really dont understand the “taking a step back thing” , it really makes no sense.
    As for Ashley selling cheap from a lack of promotion, it`s in his interest to sell a PL as apposed to a second tier team, worth more and we are after all top of the league.
    It`s probably doubtful but not entirely impossible that he could bring in a couple of new faces in the Jan. window.
    Depends on how we are doing and what our injury`s are like.
    I think you can be assured he will attempt to keep spending to a minimum.

  • p doff

    Oct 25, 2009 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #10

    Shearer_ Great footballer but are you or can you be a great manager? Your short reign cant look good on the CV. Could your rebuild of the club support the Bank overdraft in the interim?and how much extra will you require for the rebuild.
    You could not do worse than that which exists, if Sheffield have a fit first team squad for the next match they will give NUFC another close call.
    Hope you have every success.

  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 25, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #11

    Alan go and get some experience and prove yourself….I am not convinced you have what it takes to manage NUFC.

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Oct 25, 2009 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #12

    Agree Toonsy -there is no way forward with Ashley at the helm – selling the likes of Milner. Bassong and Nzog prooves that we are a selling club with this moron at the helm.

    However, when 43000 turn up and pay their money to support all things Ashley has done, why should he leave – he can sit it out and wait for a offer on his terms. Boycott SJP for a cuople of games and watch him squirm as he has to use his own cash.

    Those of you that say “support the team” and the latest “what about hte people that work in the shop” – wake up and see the bigger picture. Two perhaps three empty stadiums will see the back of Ashley !!!

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Oct 25, 2009 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #13

    Chuck – Ashley is gambling with the clubs future – he willnot invest in players and if we look like faltering he will have a ‘fire sale’ before selling for peanuts. All the papper talk of losing 130M is well short of the mark when you look at the outgoings compared to the transfer cash and Sky parachute money (which lasts for 2 seasons)

  • Dondatta13

    Oct 25, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #14

    Nick D // Oct 25, 2009 at 8:53 AM

    Can’t believe everyone thinks A.S coming in will magically make everything OK. When KK first came, he had no experience, but his force of personality won the day. You could see KK had an awful lot of drive and enthusiasm, I just don’t really see that in Shearer. If anything, he comes across as very dry and dour with a huge ego. Great player once, but manager not sure at all.

    Nick, when Shearer stepped upto the plate, he was the 4th Manager last season (after KK, CH and the guy with tourettes syndrome JFK), the players were at their lowest ebb after every last one of them were put up for sale and the impending doom of relegation looming ever larger match by match. On reflection IMO Shearer did a good job. Lets not forget we would still be in the top flight but for a certain Mr Webb chalking off a perfectly decent goal! As for your comment that Shearer comes across as dour, dry and with a massive ego, well thats your opinion, which your entitled to BUT, most winners in life need that ego to remain successful. It is quite well known that off camera Alan Shearer is far from dry and dour. Im possitive that once the camears are not on him, he will be full of the enthusiasum and drive that KK showed on and off the camera. Certainly more so that CH who was woeful last term.

  • Dondatta13

    Oct 25, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #15

    On another note, I’d LOVE to see Fat Ashley on “the dragons den” trying to justify his over inflated price for the club. He would be taken to task in an instant. His asset stripping, his asuming way that NUFC would be worth X ammount should they be promoted, all of which is conjecture, all if’s but’s and maybe’s.

    At best, NUFC can look forward to becomming a yo yo club nder this inept idiot as owner, with promotion followed by relegation followed by promotion and so on. With the standard of player that he has sold, it will cost heaven and earth to get suitable replacements. Come January we will see more players sold and very very very little quality comming in, if any.

  • EatEthiopian

    Oct 25, 2009 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #16

    Does the fat Ash know that with AS as manager he guarantees himself the best home attendance = highest revenue from gates? how did he make his fortune?

  • chuck

    Oct 25, 2009 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #17

    In your opinion Shearer did a good job eh!
    The man proved to be the novice he is, with no clue either tactically or in player selection.
    His record speaks for itself.
    I`m afraid he has a lot to learn, even Ashley recognized that and only someone with a messianic or self deluded mind set would attempt to defend him.

  • ginkoh

    Oct 25, 2009 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #18

    No guarantee Shearer will success at Newcastle. But he’s the good bet for us, who can deny that.

    Even We appoint Shearer to be our manager or not , MA still not deserved to stay and get support from all of us. That’s fact !!

    His heart is not here. He just gamble to let Hughton and co. do the miracle job with lowest limited supporting from him. That’s fact !!

  • Nick D

    Oct 25, 2009 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #19

    Dondatta even with his best mates Butt, owen, Duff and Harper he couldn’t motivate them to get 1 point out of the last 4.

  • Dondatta13

    Oct 25, 2009 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #20

    Talk about fickle fans ….. Theres some folk with short memories on this blog. The same applauding seals filling the stadium I bet.

    Chuck, I will say it again, Shearer did enough to save us, check the facts, Mr Webb chalked off a perfectly legitimate goal my friend. If that goal had of stood, we would be in the premier league.

    Go purchase you Chris Hughton toon tops from the club shop, you clapping seals will look better for it, or why not go one better and get Ashleys name on it!

    Deluded indeed


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