Newcastle Legend Turns Back On Management – No Big Surprise


When you have a cushy job in a warm BBC studio on Saturday evenings, and comment on what’s gone on in the Premier League that day, and criticize managers, who are out there doing one of the most difficult jobs in football, it could be hard to actually get in the hot seat again and actually manage a club.

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Alan Shearer – will probably not return to management

Even though Alan Shearer has said he loved his time as Newcastle manager when he managed his home town club for the last eight games of our relegation season, but got only 5 points and one win against Middlesbrough in that spell,  and we were relegated.

And there were a number of management openings that Alan didn’t go after – for one reason or the other.

But we suspected he had become too comfortable in his job with the BBC, where you are not pressurized to win games as a manager, or go through the travel and training which is all part of a manager’s job, and Alan has admitted on BBC radio that he probably will not return to management.

But how is that now a big surprise?

This is what Alan said to BBC Radio Newcastle:

“I love my job and know I’m lucky to have it. Could I see myself returning to management? Probably not.”

People often ask why should people like Alan go into management, when he has such an easy, comfortable, and highly paid job at the BBC, my brother Rod is one of them, and of course it’s up to the individual what he does.

But some people just cannot resist the challenge of a very tough job, that will test you, and where can get enormous satisfaction out of it – if you can become successful.

But of course it’s  a free country and to each his own.

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15 comments so far

  • wolfshead@toon

    Dec 12, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #1

    bills

    it was only a joke 🙂 haha

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 12, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #2

    “Return to management…”
    Really, it was 9 games Alan, 9. Could hardly call it a “return”.

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  • Ciaran

    Dec 12, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Loved the man as a player, but he has not got the tactical nous to cut it as a manager. Sit yourself on the sofa Al, bore everyone to tears and collect that big pay cheque, there’s a good lad.

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  • martoon

    Dec 12, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #4

    Off topic what do people think about the name change to Hull Tigers? I was trying think what would happen here if we got a new owner who wanted to change our name to, say, Newcastle Magpies. Personally as long as the owner was decent and prepared to put money into new players I don’t think I would mind – I mean United to Magpies is no where near as bad as completely renaming SJP or is it?

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Dec 12, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #5

    i think catchy still rates shearer as a better manager than pards tho lol

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  • Toon Tang

    Dec 12, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #6

    would love to have seen him in the dug out one day in the future. anyone can manage a football team if half of these jokers out there these days can do it.

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  • Ciaran

    Dec 12, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #7

    To be honest, Hull’s fans have put our fans to shame. A small rugby town who could have simply said ‘we’re lucky to even be a PL team’ but they have organised themselves to stand up for their club and their heritage.

    If a stadium name change is worse than changing the name of the team then we have even more cause for embarrassment.

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  • Ian Toon

    Dec 12, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #8

    Mr Tuff
    “With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.”
    Your setting a bad example to us young ones on here by condoning abusive behaviour- let him talk to himself on his own blog.

    It’s only a joke- is a cop out!!

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  • Ciaran

    Dec 12, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #9

    You’re

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  • Ian Toon

    Dec 12, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #10

    Dannyo- from earlier you need to read the Cabaye quote again. He mentions getting treatment which suggests he’s not 100% fit – so a break will do him good. In any event he’s a thorough bred not a cart horse .

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  • Ian Toon

    Dec 12, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #11

    Wolfshead- How old are you?

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Dec 12, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #12

    ian

    wtf has that got to do with anything

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Dec 12, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #13

    ian

    answer on the next page plz haha

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  • martoon

    Dec 12, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Ciaran – obviously completely changing the name of the team is much worse than the stadium name but I meant a tweak to the team name is not as bad as completely renaming the stadium!

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  • swemag

    Dec 12, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #15

    Amazing player. Lets leave it at that.

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