It’s not been much fun for the Toon Army this season, with Kevin Keegan no longer manager at the club, and the future of ownership very much unclear. However, here’s some news which might brighten their mood this Tuesday!
The Guardian reports that Alan Shearer could be on the verge of becoming the next permanent manager of the Magpies, with former team-mate Rob Lee revealing that the United legend is likely to give up his BBC pundit position, providing that the conditions at the club are suitable. These comments echo the words of Joe Kinnear who, upon joining St James’ Park, claimed he was just keeping the hotseat warm for Messrs Shearer and Keegan.
In an interview with The Mag, Newcastle’s principal fanzine, the former England midfielder said: “I can honestly say, yes, Alan Shearer will manage Newcastle. Until now I would have just said that he would one day but I finally believe that he would tomorrow if the job is how he wants it, without all the silly games going on that have killed it.”
It appears as though Mike Ashley’s best chance of selling the club in the near future rests with a US-based consortium. However, a sale still appears to be some way off right now, despite previous predictions that something could be completed in November. Newcastle fans, what do you think of this latest news, or are you not holding your breath considering the Shearer rumours that have surfaced before?