Alan Shearer Linked With Management Job

The owners of Blackburn Rovers, Venkys, have shown how you can buy a famous club, and when you haven’t got the slightest clue of how to run a football club, by sheer and utter incompetence they can get the club relegated within two years of taking over the reins.

Alan Shearer – linked with Blackburn manager job

And remember that Blackburn Rovers are one of only five clubs to have ever won the English Premier League, and they have a great history, and the poor fans have been put through hell and high water by the owners over the last two years.

The manager Steve Kean was forced to resign late last week, when he said his position at the club had become untenable, and it’s thought he was being told which players to pick for the team.

And they don’t seem to have learned anything much over the almost two years that they have owned Blackburn Rovers, and Steve Kean the manager, who they put in charge after they had sacked Sam Allardyce, resigned last week because the situation became untenable, and the rumor is he was being told what team to pick.

Sam Allardyce, by the way, is flying high with West Ham United now, after their 2-1 defeat of QPR at Loftus Road last night, and he has the London club in 7th place in the Premier League, 2 points above Newcastle.

Alan Shearer has been linked as one of the favorites for the Blackburn manager’s position, a club he played for under Kenny Dalglish, before he joined Newcastle in the summer of 1996.

But we’d be very surprised if Alan takes the job, because we think he’s become too comfortable in the BBC studios telling other managers what they should have done in games and why, without ever being wrong – that’s quite a good position to be in. 😀

Alan has said he wants to get back into management, but we’d be surprised if he does that any time soon, after taking over Newcastle on April Fools Day of 2009, but failing to save his home town club from relegation that season, picking up only 5 points from the 8 games he was in charge.

Another former Blackburn player Tim Sherwood is also said to be in the reckoning, and of course he’s now being frozen out at Spurs, after Andre Villas-Boas was brought in over the summer.

Henrik Larsson is the other surprise big name linked with the Blackburn job, and the former Feyenoord, Celtic and Barcelona striker has done well in his first managerial job in Sweden with Second Division side Landskrona, as he tries to learn the ropes at a smaller club, something that Alan Shearer has always resisted doing.

The Blackburn owners want a big name to take over, but they should probably also judge the applicants on how good he is at coaching – that tends to work better than just appointing a big name to the position – in the hopes they will get the club some much needed good publicity.

The good news for Blackburn fans is that they are currently well positioned in 4th place in the Championship, just one point behind leaders Brighton and Hove Albion.

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26 comments so far

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Oct 2, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Was just about to post saying we need a new article to give us new discussion topics, but this doesn’t really help that much lol.
    The Blackburn fans have been awful, and they get what they deserve in my opinion. Yeah, there owners screwed them over, but when we got relegated, we still had 40000 turning up, they get 4-5000. It’s ridiculous.

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Oct 2, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #2

    Ooooh!!! Omg!!! First!!!! Wow this was so unexpected, I don’t know what to say!!
    First I’d like to thank all the people who believed in me all these months, through the tough times of posting 4th and 5th. I’d like to thank my parents, and my friends, and all the blog users who take time out of there day to acknowledge the posters who are successful in there plight to post first.

    Now that I have achieved that, onwards and upwards to world domination. Mwuhahahahahahahahaha *ahem.
    Yeah, so… Good morning….


    Oct 2, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #3

    New owners come in, tear apart a big club with huge amounts of history with their lack of knowledge/understanding, get them relegated and then hire Shearer as manager…am sure I have heard this before

  • rainrix

    Oct 2, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #4

    Conaldo….. To be fair kean was a horrible man and manager, always came across to me as arrogant and delusional. I wouldn’t want him running newcastle so I’m not surprised they didn’t turn up, that speaks a lot more than any protest. Or maybe they just gave up hope after bestie got injured 🙂

  • Tsunki

    Oct 2, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #5

    First of all congrats to Conaldo I always knew you would do it nobody deserves it more, the tenure of Indian Magpie is finally behind us now. A great day in history.

    Why don’t BBurn sign JFK on an 8 year contract? Its the circle of life. 🙂

  • Dannyo

    Oct 2, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #6

    Ehrm…we hired Before we were actually relegated, not after.
    Get your facts straight 😛

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Oct 2, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #7

    Rainrix – I never liked Kean either, but they never gave him a chance. I wouldn’t want him anywhere near Newcastle though.

    Wycd- the symmetry is beautiful isn’t it.

  • Tsunki

    Oct 2, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #8

    YO – deja vu all over again 🙂

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Oct 2, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #9

    Tsunki- thankyou that means sooooo much.

    Who do we reckon stands a chance of promotion this year?
    And who do we think will get relegated from the premier league?


    Oct 2, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #10

    True true haha

    I wonder if he takes the job will he do any better than he did with us, I doubt it tbh

  • Tsunki

    Oct 2, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #11

    Apart from us, qpr and villa. 😉

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Oct 2, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #12

    Swerve that super al! If your gonna take a job as a manager you might aswell do it where you get to actually manage the team!!

    Conaldo have to say im with you about the fans, kean is not a great manager but at the end of the day its the board that have got the club in the state its in not kean and the level of abuse him and his family recieved ie the death threats was disgraceful!
    Besides they got sh1t fans anyway there stadium was always half empty!!

  • puretoon

    Oct 2, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #13

    If I were Alan I wouldn’t touch the place. The Venkys haven’t got a clue and Alan is worth more than this. Its all rumours though.

  • fray bentos

    Oct 2, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #14


    Judging on their games againt us, Norwich and Reading don’t look like they offer much coming forward and i reckon they will probably get relegated, but i haven’t watched much football except our games so maybe im not the best judge. Have seen some of Southampton highlights and they do look good and seem to have been very unlucky to be 4th bottom so far so maybe they can avoid the drop.

    As for promotion from Championship, i just hope Crystal palace can get promoted

  • Graeme

    Oct 2, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #15

    The Blackburn fans orchestrated a boycott of Ewok Park, but attended lots of away games – the lack of cash flow just about crippled Venky’s as they make nothing from away game support.

    Well done the Rovers fans – and not a bedsheet to be seen lol.

    How adding a Manager with zero experience to owners with even less experience, will achieve any improvement, would be an interesting experiment to watch. Thank God it is nowhere near SJP!!

  • martoon

    Oct 2, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #16

    As much as I love big Al as a player I’m afraid I don’t rate him as a manager and going to Blackburn, at this time, would be career suicide.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 2, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #17

    I demand a drug test. Conaldo has been using performance enhancing drugs. Something isn’t right here. I demand answers.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 2, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #18

    Where I have seen this before…I clueless billionaire buys a football club and gets in relegated 😀 lol (Ashley I forgive you, it is not healthy to hold a grudge anyway)

    …now be fair to Shearer – I don’t know if we would be any good at management – but he took over a sinking ship at Newcastle; No one could have saved that.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 2, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #19

    *we = he

  • arctoa

    Oct 2, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #20

    I’d be surprised if Shearer took this, he doesn’t need the job and after his experience with us during our basket-case period I doubt he’d want to go through that again at an inferior club.

    Kean wasn’t delusional; what was he supposed to do, rip back at the supporters? He was pretty dignified throughout, even if his management capabilities are mediocre at best. He’ll do okay at a small-ish Championship club.

  • NUFCWill1986

    Oct 2, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #21

    He aint been on MOTD much this year unless am going mad

  • steveno7

    Oct 2, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #22

    Alan shearer is not management material
    stick with tv.

  • azza234

    Oct 2, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #23

    People who dont know facts arent in any position to say about kean he was and always will be a liar and a con man and as for him being forced he left of his own cjoice there was no forcing he told the players he was resigning at the hotel the night b4 the charlton game who exactly forced him out then? as for him saying he didnt have a choice of which players to play was bs if that was the case the formations wud of changed to but they didnt it was 451 game in game out so until u know that facts dnt spout how he was treated unfairly conaldo i cant understand we gave him plenty of chances but he f*****d them up with his lies and bs tell me this i.e ryan nielsen he was meant to be injured going back to aus to get it sorted not long after he was released then miracle QPR sign him then he plays a couple of weeks later this is when he was out with a long term injury you go figure that 1 out

  • azza234

    Oct 2, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #24

    arctoa u dnt know the facts so kindly shut up and learn the facts b4 u go spouting kean was honorable if kean was dignified how come he blamed the blackburn fans when he got done for drink driving that sound dignified to u huh if so i think u must be delusional

  • azza234

    Oct 2, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #25

    and he said that ryan was injured for long term and that he went home to aus to get it sorted then he was realased the QPR signed him then acouple of weeks he started for them so go figure that 1 out

  • azza234

    Oct 2, 2012 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #26

    and conaldo he got plenty of chances and ****d them up with lies and bs week in week out i just hope he ends up managing ur team in the future then u can see that he is a con man so u should read up on things b4 u say things and he wasnt forced out he quit all by himself no forcing involved he told the players at the hotel the night b4 the charlton game who exactly forced him out huh?


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