There is news today in The People that Newcastle legend Alan Shearer will be offered a position in the next England management set up.
Alan Shearer – will be groomed as future England manager
Alan has little experience of management and managed Newcastle for eight games two years ago, and that’s the extent of his career in management, so far.
And although Alan keeps saying he is desperate to get into management, we notice he hasn’t taken up any position in that field, and he is still a BBC pundit on Match of the Day.
The idea is to start to groom Shearer for the top England position, and after Fabio Capello leaves next summer, Harry Redknapp is the hot choice to take over England and Alan could be on his team, and of course the two of them get on very well.
While it’s not impossible to have no management experience and become successful in your first management position, it’s getting harder these days to do that, but that’s exactly what Kevin Keegan did at Newcastle.
And there is precedent for a famous striker becoming the successful manager of his country, after Jürgen Klinsmann became Germany’s manager, and he famously took the side to the semi finals of the World Cup in Germany in 2006.
Klinsmann is now managing the USA side.
Alan Shearer is one of the best strikers England have every produced, and he hit goals in 63 internationals, and he captained his country 34 times, and he certainly has the leadership skills and coaching ability and dedication to become a top manager.
In his fabulous playing career he played a total of 733 club games and scored 379 goals, and for his home town club Newcastle, he played 404 times with a record 206 goals, beating the great Jackie Milburn’s scoring record of 200 goals.
Legend is used too much these days – but Alan Shearer is the real thing – and truly a Newcastle legend, and he’s one of the best players that will ever be born and bred in Newcastle.
It will be good to see how Alan does if he gets into the England management set-up next year.
And it could be good training for when Alan finally takes over at Newcastle again, which we are sure will happen at some time down the road, but not anytime soon.