Alan Shearer has, and always will be, a legend in Newcastle’s eyes. His days as a player were filled with success and stories the likes of which haven’t been replicated since he left. But after taking some time away from the club, Shearer is hoping to get back in the picture.
Asked about the golden recommendation recently offered by Robson, the former striker did not rule out the possibility that he will return to St James’ Park as manager once the club are finally sold.
“Everyone knows I have done part of my coaching badges,” he said. “I have not done the pro licence yet, which is mandatory, but I will do it at some stage in the future. I have said it before and I will say it again, management interests me.”
Shearer, however, was careful not to be seen to be actively touting for a role currently filled, on a temporary basis, by Joe Kinnear. “I cannot say I would be delighted to come here, because that would be wrong of me,” he added. “I can’t say where it might happen and I can’t say it would be here. Five days is a long time at this football club.” (The Guardian)
Surely Newcastle supporters have an opinion on Shearer? We all know his class on the pitch was unmatched; but does that sort of class translate to the sidelines? Roy Keane made a successful move from a player to a coach recently, so the success is there. But would Newcastle welcome him with open arms?