It’s the Second Coming at St James Park.
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Alan Shearer has admitted he would be interested in taking over as Newcastle boss for a second time following the exit of Chris Hughton.
Hughton was surprisingly axed as manager on Monday just 24 hours after the 3-1 defeat at West Brom.
The likes of Martin Jol and Alan Pardew have been strongly linked with the role and former Toon hero Shearer admits he would consider a return to St James’ Park.
Shearer took charge of the side for eight games at the back end of 2008-9 season but was unable to keep the side in the Premier League as they suffered relegation.
Despite his unhappy start to life in management, Shearer admits he would be willing to consider a return to Newcastle.
“Despite what happened [at Newcastle] I loved it and if something was to arise again I would seriously look at it,” Shearer told FourFourTwo magazine. (Sky Sports)
With all respect to what Alan Shearer achieved during his playing career, to bring him back as Newcastle United manager would be an enormous gamble.
The Magpies and Premier League all time record goalscorer had eight games as Newcastle boss in 2009, which resulted in just five points from a possible 24.
He is not the experienced name that Mike Ashley and the board are reportedly looking for.
As sad as Chris Hughton’s sacking is, Alan Shearer would be a terrible replacement.
Martin Jol would bring wonderful attacking football to St James’ Park and the stability the fans are looking for.
Alan Shearer would be a return to the circus that Newcastle were repeatedly mocked as in the media with Sam Allardyce, Kevin Keegan and Joe Kinnear in charge.
A fantastic player – yes. A fantastic manager – not until he has earned his corn in the lower leagues.
Shearer isn’t even a good pundit yet.
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