Alan Shearer To Be Groomed As Future England Manager

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.

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 25, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #1

    Open jails to good for Ashley

  • Harry Hampton

    Sep 25, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #2

    Funnily enough I was thinking last night that Pardew’s ability so far to create a decent team despite negative fans and media and no budget would be a good preparation for international management – after all the FA are even worse “owners” than Ashley 🙂

    But my biggest management worry is that Blackburn Rovers sack Keen before we play them in the League Cup!


    Sep 25, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #3

    He was a great great player but apart from his eight days in charge at stJames his management experience is nihil!

    Not all great players manage to make the step up to being great managers! I think it would be better for him to manage a club somwhere before becoming a poison chalice target for the Media! Lets face it if he manged England and it was,nt going well! He would be crucified !

    Not one of your better artikles Ed ! As Wor Alan would never leave his comfort coach and his fat salary at the Beeb !

    Who,s the village idiot on here bringing Ashley in response to this artikel ?

  • 2 AMEOBI'S

    Sep 25, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #4

    Off topic but anyone else see Mrs. Doubtfire (steve bruce) at sjp yesterday. Cant blame him like, must of came to watch a decent team for a change.

  • magpie6699

    Sep 25, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #5

    Someone (biff?) said on an earlier blog how the pundits (or is it pun-tits?) always say when we beat or even draw with someone that the other team were poor / off form / unlucky (delete as appropriate). And of course when we lose we are poor, in trouble etc.
    This is written into their contracts – Rule 1 “You must never praise Newcastle – we hate them because they are not Manure, Citeh, Liversausage or from Larndon.”

  • ~~San-Toon~~

    Sep 25, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #6

    Did anybody else see Steve Bruce @ the game yesterday?

  • Slank

    Sep 25, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #7

    Times must be desperate at the People to concock this load of rubbish.

    Shearer has almost no experience at football management. And what experience he has he proved totally useless. In his eight games at Newcastle he thought more about himself than the team. It was all about ‘me, me, me’. If he wanted to be a football manager he should take a look at and learn from his fellow Geordie Lee Clark.

    The worst thing that could happen to Newcastle in the future is the appointment of Shearer, in any capacity.

  • ~~San-Toon~~

    Sep 25, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #8

    haha Ameobis…. your comment wasn’t visible untill after i posted 😛

    I did…. He was probably wishing he didn’t manage the Scum.

  • ~~San-Toon~~

    Sep 25, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #9

    The one thing im really enjoying at the moment is,

    After the end of Last season, and the Scum over exaggerating a 1 point advantage over us, they are the ones Struggling to find form now.

    All their premature claims of being the “Top dogs” has suddenly vanished. I haven’t heard anything from the Mackem scum’s in awhile…

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 25, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #10

    I think you’ve been a bit harsh on him there Slank sound like a mackem,but youd be right in saying he never done his management CV any good whilst in charge here.

  • ardenTOON

    Sep 25, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #11

    It would be the second greatest mistake Ashley would make in his Newcastle tenure if he appoints Shearer again…The first mistake was appointing Keegan without knowing the man enough.

  • Klatoon

    Sep 25, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #12

    The team is doing so well and we are still improving. Once the lads settle into this new ‘pass-move-pass’ style that Pardew has them playing,we’l be in for a treat of attacking football. The best part is that we are also able to switch to the long ball effectively (2nd goal yesterday) when need be…wait,or is the best part the fact that we still have HBA,Marvx and Santon to come in2 the starting 11? 🙂

  • Stuart

    Sep 25, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #13

    @Jail For Ashley – Do you honestly think anyone cares about your sh1te atm?

    We’re flying high and the devil incarnate himselfs plans dont seem to be doing too badly.

    Come back when we’re 20th in the league eh?

  • toonheroes

    Sep 25, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #14

    🙂 morning everyone.

    You have to remember that Klinsmann wasn’t the brains behind the German team, Löw was and still is. Klinsmann was just a figure head and had nothing to do with tactics. The World Cup was in Germany as well which also gives the team a boost. His tenure at Bayern was a disaster.

    As far as Shearer goes, I doubt his credentials as a trainer and don’t see it happening, or if it did, of him being a success. He was a great player and is a legend, but national trainer….don’t think it’s a good idea.

  • Stuart

    Sep 25, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #15

    I dont see how shearer can be groomed for the england job when all hes done is sat on his arse in the MOTD studio and manage us for 8 games.

    He needs to accept a management job in the championship or league 1 first to cut his teeth, make sure he can manage with what he has as he’ll have to as national manager.

    Also dont want ol’ floppy chops as england manager either like, can’t stand the man.

  • bigmattyn

    Sep 25, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #16

    @Stuart I don’t know how you’ve managed to work out that Jail for Ashley is a Mackem from what he said. Seems like you’ve gone a bit mental to me…. you need to take a chill pill

  • sidekick

    Sep 25, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #17

    Shearer needed 6 points from 8 games when he managed NUFC.
    He got 5 points and won relegation.
    He then expressed surprise when he was not invited to be manager the next season.
    If he had stayed as manager we would probably be playing against Hartlepool now.
    Hope he gets the Blackburn job when the Venkys sack Kean. He can take them down the leagues.

  • bevas

    Sep 25, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #18

    Not so sure the people have got this article right? To be in involved at international, you have to complete all the coaching badges prior to being involved, as far as I’m aware, shearer has completed his first badge but has a way to go to complete the rest……….

  • moonraker

    Sep 25, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #19

    Alan Shearer gave me so much pleasure watching him play for Newcastle and England that I want him to succeed whatever he does in the future.

    As far as his 8 games at Newcastle! that team was doomed cos the players mainly just weren’t interested. No one could keep them up.

    And manageing England? I could do that never mind Shearer 🙂

  • moonraker

    Sep 25, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #20

    and I would welcome him back as Toon manager tomorrow, even though Pards is doing a great job!


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