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Alan Shearer will not be the new manager of Cardiff City after holding “unsuccessful” talks with the club.
The ex-Newcastle boss said in a statement: “I can confirm that I was one of the candidates that the club spoke to about the vacant position.
“During these talks I was most impressed with the vision, ambition and determination of the owner Dato Chan Tien Ghee and the board.
“Unfortunately, those talks were unsuccessful on this occasion.”
The former England captain added: “Cardiff City is a great club and I wish them every success next season.” (BBC Sport)
Having parted company with Dave Jones shortly after the Bluebirds dropped out of the play-offs Cardiff City have been looking for a replacement and many names have been in the mix but it was something of a shock when pundit Alan Shearer was linked with the post and it appears that the former Newcastle United legend missed out on this occasion.
The 40 year old’s only previous managerial experience came in an eight match spell as boss during which time Shearer collected just one win and saw his beloved Magpies relegated to the Championship.