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.
“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?