It’s Time To Get Alan Shearer Back At Newcastle

Alan Shearer received the CBE from the Duke of Cambridge yesterday and it was another honor for the Newcastle United legend.

There’s no doubt that Shearer is a big name and a big personality in football and we wonder how long it will be before he has some official role to play In Rafa’s revolution going on at Newcastle United – his “project” as Rafa calls it.

It was interesting the two of them met for coffee in mid-October and it’s clear Rafa rated Alan as a great striker when he was playing – that’s not a big shock.


Alan Shearer – get him back as part of the club

Rafa also talked to Alan before he took the Newcastle job in March and we’re sure he would have checked things out with the former striker before he got everything agreed to in May and had the many clauses all written down as part of his contract.

Alan Shearer really is a living legend and it would be great if he could be given some official position by Rafa at Newcastle United.

We’re sure Mike Ashley would not object – he’s not that daft.

Shearer is a very busy guy these days with his BBC Match of the Day commitments and everything he does as part of his Alan Shearer Foundation for which he received the CBE yesterday.

But there has to be some job Rafa can create for the former Newcastle number 9 and have Alan be part of what we hope is a very successful Rafa Benitez era coming up on Tyneside.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far


    Dec 7, 2016 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #1

    Would be outstanding if he came in to replace Cathro as coach but there would be a lot of bridges to build theres also the small issue of his other commitments to TV and the money he makes from that


    Dec 7, 2016 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Afternoon all
    I think when the footage was reviewed the acting by lansbury for the obvious non contact would of helped sway there opinion….i still think shelvey was lucky, as retaliation is normally frowned upon,so needs to learn to keep out of trouble,as he’s needed on the pitch,whatever harassment he may get during a game… but that decision is about the best we could hope for…i doubt lansbury will have any disciplinary measures against him…. I’ve not heard of that happening before with regards to simulation.

  • martoon

    Dec 7, 2016 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #3

    “We’re sure Mike Ashley would not object – he’s not that daft.”
    Sorry Ed, but you completely wrong on that because there is a massive rift between Shearer and the club – particularly Ashley. I was told this by a NUFC guide on a recent stadium tour – so much so which is why Shearer’s statue is on council owned land and not within SJP. However if anybody can then I’m sure Rafa can heal the rift.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 7, 2016 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Bring in the entertainers as coaches.


    Dec 7, 2016 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #5

    Cant see shearer joining the ranks like,but if it were to happen,i think if it were to effect one person more then anyone else, it may be mitro…it would be huge boost in confidence and any info shearer could pass on to mitro…would only improve his game… would think anyway.

  • GeordieGadgie

    Dec 7, 2016 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #6

    I heard the Son of Man (I believe in the divinity of Alan) say that after the end of season game after relegation he sat with Ashley and was told that he would keep the job and put plans for everything for the future, then a month or so later it all evaporated and another person (Hughton in this case) was given the job.
    So Shearer wasn’t really given His due reverence at the club, but then Ashley must have changed since he lost this year’s TV revenue.

    Also don’t underestimate the fact that Shearer is SUPERIOR to Rafa, if not as a player then as a Geordie, Brit, legend and for me and many others also a GOD!

    So when we win with Alan in the stadium people will be singing his name even if he is here only as a visitor! This is not going to be very much admired by Rafa who has put in so much effort already.

    So what I think is, keep the Divine man out of this setup, he won’t add much, we already have a world class manager, and are doing perfect, but then Shearer can be incorporated in the board as a consultant which won’t affect his BBC money and still he can keep in touch with things at the club. Just my opinion

  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 7, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #7

    Springy – now of the opinion as follows re the Shelvey incident.
    At the time of the incident (Shelvey) the linesman did not see the foul by Lansbury on Shelvey but saw Shelvey kicking out at Lansbury and notified the ref.
    The ref upon receiving this information deems that Shelvey is the aggressor in this off the ball incident for violent conduct in the box and correctly (AS FAR AS HE KNEW AT THE TIME) sends Shelvey off and awards the penalty.
    (please note violent conduct in off the ball incidents -IS a direct free kick or in the box a pen).

    At the hearing video evidence shows Lansbury scythed down Shelvey and Shelvey reacted. It is also seen Lanbury feigning injury.

    When all the misconduct is not seen by the officials – the Commission are entitled to use discretion and flexibility.
    (This comes from the McManaman scything down Haidara case).

    The Commision uses their discretion and overturns the red card punishment.

    The Commission having seen evidence of Lansburys mischief also note he put the brakes on in front of Dummett and dangled a leg in.
    No foul by Dummett.

    There we go sorted – it would appear I was right all along.
    Apologies will be accepted now or if you wish wait until we get the written decision.

    Loonies and objectors if you do not agree please don’t just rant that and drag up historical rucks to have a pop. Explain your position/argument and we can debate it.

  • lesh

    Dec 7, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #8

    Striker coaching? It could be done midweek.

  • U.S Magpie

    Dec 7, 2016 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #9

    With Cathro leaving couldn’t Rafa give or talk to Alan about that position ?

  • curlywatts

    Dec 7, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #10

    I agree with Geordie Gadgie. It’s not the right time for Shearer to come back. Perhaps after a season in the Prem, he could play a role, but not right now.


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