Alan Shearer Keen On Management – That’s What He Says


Alan Shearer has again said he would consider going back into football management, two years and 11 days since he was appointed the Newcastle manager on April Fool’s day, 2009.

Alan Shearer – says he’s still keen on management

Alan managed Newcastle for 8 games, and although he and Iain Dowie did their absolute utmost to avoid relegation, they were ultimately unsuccessful, with just 5 points from the last 8 games of the season.

That included two 1-0 losses against Fulham at home and Aston Villa away in the final two games of the season, after Newcastle had crushed Middlesbrough 3-1 at St. James’ Park in what seemed to be a win that could have saved Newcastle.

As it turned out,  a single point from those final two games would have been enough for Newcastle to survive, and Hull City would have been relegated, because they had an inferior goal difference to that of Newcastle.

But it wasn’t to be as we all know, although Hull City were finally relegated last season.

Shearer talked about having some job interviews since he left the Newcastle job:

“Yes, I have had interviews and got close to taking a managerial job. I loved my eight weeks at Newcastle, despite the way it ended.”

“I would seriously consider going back into football, but it would have to be right.” “It’s imperative that you have a chance of success at your first job. That’s what I would be looking for.”

There’s no way that Alan would be given the job at Newcastle United again, well at least as long as Mike Ashley is owner of the club, and Alan has to remember that success in coaching is simply getting the very best out of the players you have available.

It’s not taking a job where he has a guaranteed £40M to buy players or something like that, which is what he seems to be looking for.

Bobby Robson was so great at in his management career,  because he could always get the very best out of his players, and his success at Ipswich over 13 years (1969-1982) was just phenomenal, and he didn’t do too bad at Newcastle either. 😀

But we’d like to see Alan do what other potential future managers are doing, and get some decent experience in management.

Lee Clark is doing very well at  Huddersfield Town, where he has the Terriers joint second top of the League One right now, and is a possible future Newcastle manager. Lee also likes to have his teams play in the Kevin Keegan way,  and attack the opposition.

Gary Speed has everything it takes to become a good manager too, and is great friends with Alan of course, and after managing Sheffield United, when he hired  John Carver as his assistant,  Gary has recently taken the Wales manager position,  which proved to be a good grounding position for Mark Hughes.

Alan has to learn the game as a manager, and he cannot really expect to get a plum job first time out, but we think that’s what he’s probably still hoping for.

Football management is a lot different than playing, but Alan does seem to have those qualities needed to become a top manager, but he may have to start at a smaller club first.

Some time in the future we would expect Shearer back at Newcastle as the manager, but when that will be, we have absolutely no idea.

Comments welcome.



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53 comments so far

  • The Shola Show

    Apr 12, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #1

    In the future i wouldnt mind seeing keegan as manager and shearer his right hand man

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  • Robbanufc

    Apr 12, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #2

    True legend. Nothing less.

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  • andoni

    Apr 12, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #3

    I wouldn’t mind to see him managing Blackburn or Southampton.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 12, 2011 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #5

    I’d like to see him take over Scumberland straight away.

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  • chuck

    Apr 12, 2011 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #6

    Yeah well maybe Spennymoor United or Blyth Spartans could use him, but perhaps he`s looking for the Engerland job, nowt like starting at the top.

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  • djm...

    Apr 12, 2011 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #7

    Big fat no to keegan, he’s living in his own dream world where he is supreme ruler. Dont get me wrong he was a legend as a player and manager once, but he has a nasty habbit of walking out on his jobs when things don’t go his way.

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  • lewman

    Apr 12, 2011 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #8

    shearer, go and get some experience for a minimum of 5 years before you try and come back to the toon.

    tbh i think he was a legend of a player but he has not got much charisma and i couldnt imagine one of his team talks.

    speedy or clarcky, i would be much happier with either of those but shearer doesnt even make a good pundit, never mind manager of nufc.

    will never forget you as a player though alan, definatly my favourite of all time.

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  • john DSOUZA

    Apr 12, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #9

    I would love to c keegan back as manager.
    MA OUT!

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  • toonjohners

    Apr 12, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #10

    He keeps talking about it.. He just needs to do it or stay at MOTD

    Streams for the match tonight if anyone is interested: http://www.boggsport.com/2011/04/man-utd-v-chelsea-agg-1-0-live-stream.html

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 12, 2011 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #11

    It’s all about ego with shearer. You’d think after his disaster at NUFC where he couldn’t motivate his mates owen, duff etc, he would have swallowed his pride and aimed a bit lower.

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  • g_lish

    Apr 12, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #12

    The blokes ego knows no bounds! Shut down Sheares bar now (and not just because its a dump!), he doesn’t need anymore encouragement! He has no intention of taking any jobs unless his office is in Newcastle or Wembley. Couldnt care if he gets the England job (but he won’t) but it was bad enough him at NUFC for 8 games – never again please. Brilliant footballer but thats where it should end.

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  • jimiley

    Apr 12, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #13

    More games like Villa away Alan and Loony Toons will definitely sign you up.

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  • daneevz

    Apr 12, 2011 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #14

    i think we should try get S.Kalou in the summer.

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  • terencelim

    Apr 12, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #15

    True legend, but no.

    The only local manager that I always want to see in the club is SBR.

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  • Toonmania

    Apr 12, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #16

    He should goto Blyth Spartans or Sunderland and have gazza as his coach, if nothing else it would be comical.
    but he needs to shut up about his mate judas, otherwise he will go further down my estimation and i still haven’t forgiven him for his piss taking out of Barton on MOTD

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  • terencelim

    Apr 12, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #17

    Mike Ashley has a bit of funny habit that he likes to piss off the fans so I guess Alan will be back sooner or later.

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  • Partizan

    Apr 12, 2011 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #18

    Felix Magath or Armin Veh would be great

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  • dave 1961

    Apr 12, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #19

    last week I posted about Ashley depositing £125m into Newcastle united holdings limited, I have been looking for the signs of a major project and zero, but what I have had is whisperings of it actually being 50% deposit of the sale price £250m, I am getting the feeling of getting rid of Ashley finally, I just wish his tenure had of been a bit less stressful, this is just an opinion after doing research, but what I will say is to take out a loan of £125m you usually need to show a bit of planning, it’s a case if the money is for ground development it would be difficult keeping it quiet when a planning departments involved, as the documents become public property once they are submitted. And a delegation from Reliance Communications has visited the UK. And I have found mentions of Newcastle from within Reliance (could be Newcastle NSW as far as I know) but the hairs on the back of my neck are still standing with the excitement. I just hope we can make a new start, with a more classy owner who will not drag our name thru the mud, just sorry it got to what we have now.

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  • lewman

    Apr 12, 2011 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #20

    maybe it is a bit of cash to put in the club before the new rules come into practice dave.

    if that is so then it is good news without ashley leaving, cant reall,y see why he would put a deposit on a club he owns but i am no finance expert.

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  • dave 1961

    Apr 12, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #21

    no its a deposit to him half the £250m

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  • GeordieToon89

    Apr 12, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #22

    Dave1961.. Have u heard anything else just av heard Anil Ambani is apparently very close to agreeing a deal to buy us and hes supposed to have been in talks which ashleys reps since early january.. Be great if true as hes mega mega rich but well dont hold ur breathe people..

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  • ToonAndy

    Apr 12, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #23

    Where have you got this information from Dave? My knowledge of finances isn’t very good…. Why would he deposit 125 million into a Newcastle holdings account if he wanted to sell up?

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  • dave 1961

    Apr 12, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #24

    i found out off my brother about the £125m deposit

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  • dave 1961

    Apr 12, 2011 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #25

    the money was paid to Ashley

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  • lewman

    Apr 12, 2011 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #26

    hopefully it is from someone who doesnty have a pair of handcuffs around their wallet, but at the same time can see the team spirit in our squad.

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  • dave 1961

    Apr 12, 2011 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #27

    what I was told, it was to build a hotel & casino. but what I have found out is it’s the payment or half the money with the rest when we are mathematically safe, I have found a few bits of info that points to it being a deposit, but it is a secret the club don’t want the fans to know.

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 12, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #28

    dont get excitied about what dave is saying he is talkin rubbish, i thought u may have been talking the truth last week bcoz i know for fact the club hav planning permission to extend the gallowgate to over 60,000 n a hotel n casino they hav had planning permission for that since shephard was here.
    ashly isnt selling up and if the club is ever sold it will be alot more than 25omillion jus do the math we owe ashly 140mill he paid 130mill for us thats 270mill so he is gonna sell for a 20 mill loss not a chance
    plus anyone who wants to buy the club has to buy a box for 5years for 250,000 so if u know any billionaires with a box at sjp recently there mite b some truth in it

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 12, 2011 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #29

    plus dave if its that much of a secret how does ya brother kno he the accounts for newcastle holding ltd, bcoz am pretty sure they wudnt b that easy to view

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  • dave 1961

    Apr 12, 2011 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #30

    the conclusion I have is that Ashley hates being up hear, hates the people too, so when he goes we could make a better start with new owners and build a bit more trust, I will not put my house on it but I have put some money to onside to renew the season tickets, and only will when Ashley goes. well its his odious mate that I don’t like.

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  • dave 1961

    Apr 12, 2011 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #31

    the accounts for Newcastle holding are at company’s house and you can buy a copy for I think £14 and the stadium plans were never submitted.

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 12, 2011 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #32

    i really dont know what this obbession is with fans wanting an owner who will splash the cash while at the same time fianicially cripple the club because were in no position to be spending like a top4 club, ppl need to lower there expections of were they think this club is were not a top 4 side n i doubt we will be for a few years, plus the knew ufea rules u cant b splashing the cash like some ppl want to

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 12, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #33

    dave- i done the stadium tour n tour guide told everyone they have hd planning permission for the ground for years now when shephard was here in fact
    i think ya one of these fans that ive jus stated above u wants to b like a man city
    i personnally think the fat man is running the club the right, the only thing he needs to is invest in the summer n i hav to say if the signings of the quality of tiote, hba n ireland this club will be heading places n faster than we think

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  • dave 1961

    Apr 12, 2011 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #34

    and Ashley has 30m sitting in an account who’s to say he has not removed it, then its £280m. theirs no hotel plans so why would he borrow for a project so far away in the planning, the money’s in the bank so unless Newcastle holdings is planning a hotel complex outside Newcastle, I confident about this but I don’t have proof and could not get any as I have no contacts in the banking industry, or India. but i’m 100% on the £125m

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 12, 2011 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #35

    i really dont know what the fans problem with ashly is he has bankrolled this club since he has been here
    brought keegan back(which was his first mistake) bcoz he done to please the fans n that was a backwards step for me
    then he brought shearer bk and u have to say that was for us aswell n the fans loved it but when we get relegated its not shearers fault its ashlys

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  • dave 1961

    Apr 12, 2011 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #36

    and I don’t want an owner who will chuck money at the club and I can assure you the Ambani brothers will run the same way as Ashley but it will be a chance to get the fans back aboard, I have run a business so I know the importance of keeping control of finances.

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 12, 2011 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #37

    dave like ive jus told u if there is a take over the buyers have to buy a box at sjp for 5year n 250,000
    am telling u there aint no take over happening so no one get excited were gonna b stuck with ashly for years

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  • dave 1961

    Apr 12, 2011 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #38

    that maybe the case & we will find out one way or the other within a few weeks if I’m wrong well so be it

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  • davybtoon

    Apr 12, 2011 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #39

    so whats the difference if new owners come in n run the club the same as ashly is running it bcoz to some fools on here ashly runs the club terribly, whats this obsession of the fans needing a owner who lets us kno whats goin on we dont need to kno
    great we can get all the part time supporters bk

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  • dave 1961

    Apr 12, 2011 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #40

    well I must go now.

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