The first and foremost thing about the great Alan Shearer is that he’s a Newcastle United fan, just like the rest of us.
Alan Shearer – Chris has done fantastic job
So when Alan has talked about Newcastle and the job done by Chris Hughton and others on Tyneside this season, it’s not surprising that he thinks they have all done a fantastic job.
Alan said today:
“Chris Hughton has done a fantastic job this year in just steadying the ship. They are playing some decent football, they are getting good results and they are rightly sitting at the top of the league. They probably will go up and deserve to go up.”
“Then the next job starts. It’s a big one after that and they won’t thank me for saying it, but they are almost there. Chris has done a magnificent job in getting them into the position they are in and he certainly won’t admit they are nearly there because a manager can’t do that.”
Alan is right that the hard job will begin if Newcastle do get promoted.
It looks like we retained enough PL class players that we have had a good side for the Championship – but it’s another thing completely when you have to play the Manchester Uniteds, Arsenals and Chelseas of the football world.
But Chris has deserved his chance, and if Mike Ashley decides to keep the Newcastle club in the summer, which now seems even likely, then Chris will get his shot at the Premier League.
He did not fare too well last season, but he will have gained good experience, along with Colin Calderwood this season.
With some decent reinforcements this summer, we should stand a good chance of being able to avoid being in the relegation zone next season.
That has to be the goal anyway.
And we still look forward at some point in the future, when Alan will once again manage the club.
It’s not if but when that is the only question on that happening.