Well that’s what the Guardian reckon, they are reporting that Alan Shearer and his Dr Strangelove-esque goal celebration will once again grace St James’ Park; this time as Newcastle United manager. Big Sham could be on his way out, especially if his troops get a hearty spanking on Wednesday against Arsenal, and Mike Ashley reportedly has Geordie legend Alan Shearer and his whirling one armed goal-dance in his sights.
Newcastle think they are too good for Big Sam. All that long balling and workmanlike midfielding, it’s not for them. Well, here is a man they will not be able to complain about ‘not doing it the Newcastle way’ it’s goalscorer and boring pundit Alan Shearer.
It is common knowledge that Allardyce wasn’t owner Ashley’s choice for manager. Big Sham was more like the grubby ramshackle garage that comes with a spanking new house, with the new owner always harboring intentions of replacing it.
Guardian journo Louise Taylor writes:
“Last night friends of Shearer indicated that the former Newcastle and England captain would be interested in managing his home-town club should Allardyce, who witnessed a 3-1 defeat at Blackburn on Saturday, fail to turn things around…The former striker has been touted as a potential successor to Steve McClaren as England’s head coach but it is understood that he would be more interested in coaching Newcastle than his country.”
The absurdity of this is not lost on us (or Joey Barton) as Newcastle find themselves sacking a manager with a great previous record who has them safely in midtable and replacing him with a man who makes Lee Dixon look exciting.
So is Big Al the man for the job? Or is this a populist appointment that will make him the Gareth Southgate of Newcastle?