According to BBC, Alan Shearer has given his clearest indication to date that he would be interested in taking over as manager of Newcastle United. However, the Magpies legend reckons he doesn’t fit the bill, principally due to his lack of managerial experience. It appears the north-east club are unwilling to follow in the footsteps of rivals Sunderland and take a chance on a rookie.
“I got a call from the club to say they were looking for an experienced manager, which ruled me out,” he said.
“If you want someone to galvanise the dressing room, get them organised and playing then I think I could do that.”
There were rumours that United owner Mike Ashley was keen to get Shearer involved as a junior partner to either Kevin Keegan or Gerard Houllier. However, the odds on the BBC pundit getting the gig have drifted severly overnight.