Shearer To Manage England After Capello Leaves?

News today in the People that Newcastle legend, Alan Shearer, and current England U21 manager Stuart Pearce are the two top candidates to become Fabio Capello’s England protege.

Alan Shearer – England manager in waiting?

Whoever is chosen will take over the England team when Capello leaves after the 2012 European Championships in Poland and the Ukraine.

The English FA want Capello’s successor to be identified now, and brought on board to learn the ropes over the next couple of years,  prior to them taking over the England management.

Senior officials at the FA have let Fabio know that the next England boss will be English – and it’s about time – maybe then we’ll see the passion in our players that almost every other country showed at the World Cup this summer.

The England players were hopeless, and we’ll leave it at that, because we’ve got nothing good to say about them.

The FA want Capello to groom a homegrown successor, and Pearce has to be the big favorite, although he hasn’t proven he can hack it at club level, although Alan has just 8 games experience in managing Newcastle.

And we find it hard to believe that Capello would want Shearer, who has torn the Italian to bits in his press columns about the England surrender in South Africa, but it’s the FA’s choice not Fabio’s.

Former Manchester City manager and Newcastle player Pearce, is certain to get Capello’s vote, but many in the FA think that Alan Shearer is the right man.

Given how Jürgen Klinsmann did with Germany four years ago, and how well Diego Maradona did with Argentina this summer, that may be a good assessment, as neither had any management experience before they took over their National sides – and both were top players for their countries – like the great Alan Shearer was for England with 30 goals in 63 appearances.

Shearer has had a little management  experience at Newcastle, but the Geordie legend failed to keep Newcastle from being relegated over a year ago, and he has been concentrating on TV work this last year, but if he got the call from England, he would clearly take the position.

Capello has a two day meeting this coming week with the FA, and this item will be on the agenda, and maybe there will be news soon,  about who the England manager in waiting over the next couple of years will be.

If the England FA think that Shearer is the right man – we would hope that Shearer is big enough to sit down with the Italian and work out a good relationship with the manger – for the good of the country – and it will be a terrific chance for Shearrer to learn from a world-class manager.

Since 1991, Capello has managed AC Milan (twice), Real Madrid (twice), , Roma and Juventus before taking over the England manager job in December of 2007, after the hapless Steve McClaren was sacked.

Whether Capello would be an easy guy to work with is a different matter.

Alan being a successful manager at England would be great,  before he returns to manage Newcastle United – his home town club.

Thats’ going to happen in the future – it’s not if but when.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • davebaby

    Jul 11, 2010 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #1

    didnt they do this with Steve McLaren and Sven? That didnt work either! Shearer would be top England manager but would he do it?

  • Mags4life

    Jul 11, 2010 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #2

    he would be great 😀

  • Captain Beefheart

    Jul 11, 2010 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #3

    Well Big Al certainly has got all the qualifications to be a world beater, hasn’t he? Bags of Prem experience as an armchair pundit drawing circles around players and making arrows to show what they should have done. One Premiership win as manager. Team selection nous second to none such as playing Owen despite him being useless. And he successfully got us relegated despite needing only a handful of points….

    Yep, he’s the right man OK!!! Sign him now.

    As I said before the USA will win the World Cup before we ever get a sniff of it. This ludicrous bit of tittle tattle merely confirms it. Was Shearer exempt from his driving test and GCSEs as well?

    Get off the couch Al and start learning how to coach in the real world. Stop being a coward. You screwed up at NUFC, you know it, you need to learn the trade properly. as a asst. coach or no2.

  • Captain Beefheart

    Jul 11, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #4

    ….Meanwhile the man who had to put right the blunders and get us promoted back to where we should never have departed, a man with REAL coaching skill, is awaiting a decent contract (his current one being probably worth less than Al’s BBC couch potato payments).

    That’s footy!!

  • Thump

    Jul 11, 2010 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #5

    Can somebody remind me of the last time the people was right about anything? Serious question.

  • howay man

    Jul 11, 2010 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #6

    shearer to lead england in 2014 he is a proper englishman who will motivate unlike cappello.

  • sirjasontoon

    Jul 11, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #7

    Shearer as a manager at this point in time sucks.
    Great footballer but that means Jack Shit.

  • Solaidback

    Jul 11, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #8

    What happened to Shearer being a Toon Legend…… you lot are so fickle sometimes,…

    Beefy, he had 8 games to turn around something that was broken since Sir Bobby was sacked & you say he failed, I bet you even SAF wouldn’t have been able to save us from relegation….

    SJT – how can you say he sucks when he wasn’t given the time to do what he was supposed to do, do you think that he wouldn’t have been able to do the same as CH if he’d been given the time???

    Personally I think if he gets the call over Pearce to be Capello’s understudy, I think he’ll become a great manager, as he was a great captain & that bodes well as players respect him for what he’s done in his career, he still holds records that most strikers would die to hold & that is what you need to be a great manager, have the player who work for you respect you, but then Pearce has been working with Capello for a couple of years already & knows the man, he also took the England under 21’s to the final of the European Cup did he not, so I think he will probably get the job in the end!!

  • Captain Beefheart

    Jul 11, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #9

    I’m not criticising his legendary playing record, it is above reproach, but management is different. Ask Bobby Charlton or Pele or any number of brilliant footballers who failed to hack it.

    Also I’m not saying he cannot succeed, I’m saying he won’t succeed as long as sits beside those other prize bananas at the BBC week in week out spouting crap. He needs to graft to learn a new trade, we ALL do!! And to do this he needs to get in on a lower rung of the ladder & fail a few times, and he is not prepared to do this for fear the legend is irreparably tarnished.. Above all he cannot be exempt from the criticism he so readily dishes out to others including KK & Capello.

  • boater

    Jul 11, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #10

    At least he can’t get England relegated.

  • Wallsend Will

    Jul 11, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #11

    It’s all a matter of faith. I believe that Alan Shearer can achieve in football whatever he sets his mind to. He has “Football Charisma” and can achieve in management what he achieved as a player, but as I said it’s all down to what you believe. I don’t think that you can learn to become a great manager, by serving some kind of apprenticeship as a number two somewhere. It’s already in him!

  • BarcelonaMag

    Jul 11, 2010 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #12

    It would be ridiculous to offer Shearer this kind of job. He’s spent too long sitting on the sofa at the BBC and the longer he does it, the more divorced he is from the day-to-day realities of management. Anyway, if he had any sort of ambition in that direction, surely he would be out there coaching at a club. Has he even finished taking his coaching qualifications?

  • Robby Bobson

    Jul 11, 2010 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #13

    At the moment, we could probably do with an English manager to motivate the players, but in 2-4 years time we will have a younger squad with less experience and less individual talent.

    So they wont need motivating, they will need training and good tactics.

    And like it has been said, they tried this wioth sven and mcclaren which was a disaster.

    If they want english, get Harry in now!

  • Grae_NZ

    Jul 12, 2010 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #14

    I have to say Shearer the Legend should follow Stuart Pearce the Legend.
    The reason he was there in the England Camp speaks volumes.
    I believe Shearer would be right to join up now and assist Pearce.


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