Alan Shearer is first and foremost a Newcastle United fan who loves the club.
He’s different from the rest of us only because he happened to be a world-class striker during his playing career when he played 10 years at Newcastle and scored a fantastic 206 goals in 405 games.
And Shearer is desperate – like the rest of us – that Rafa Benitez stays long term on Tyneside with another owner hopefully taking over this summer and backs the manager in the transfer window.
Newcastle icon Alan Shearer
Alan has it right when he says it’s up to one man – and that’s Mike Ashley.
This is what Shearer told Coral:
“We’d like a new owner to come in and try to take the club forward and give the manager funds to spend,”
“If he can do that with the squad he’s had then you can imagine what he’d do if he had some funds to invest with and really take the club forward which is what all the fans want.”
“But there’s only one guy that can sort that out and that’s Mike Ashley.”
“I’m sure the talk will rise again and people will talk about the takeover but only he has the answer to that so we’ll have to wait and see.”
“I’m the same as all Newcastle fans in that we’d desperately love Rafa to stay, we’ve witnessed this season what he’s capable of.”
“I’m sure there will be talk of him going elsewhere.”
“But that all boils down to one man I think, whether he stays, whether he goes, whether he’s going to back him, invest we don’t know, we suspect not.”
“But we still know that Mike wants to sell the club so we just have to wait and see what happens.”
Good words there from Alan – let’s hope Ashley sells up – and soon – for the good of the club.