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.
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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