So Big Sam Allardyce has finally been sacked by Newcastle United, and the whole of the UK can breathe a sigh of relief and wait with baited breath for the next press-led torch burning, pitchfork wielding, managerial witchunt (our money is on Rafa)…
In the meantime, the non-thinking man’s newspaper, The Sun has offered up a couple of options to take the St James’ hotseat. First up is Big Alan Shearer, he of the one handed snooze inducing goal celebration, and someone who is more Geordie that a black and white episode of Byker Grove.
The Sun claims that once they heard about Allardyce’s sacking:
“Toon fans immediately called for their hero Shearer to save the club — but owner Mike Ashley may never put the call in to Barbados, where the former England striker is on holiday.
“Ashley and his influential chum, former Spurs director Paul Kelmsley, are both big admirers of Portsmouth boss Redknapp.”
The BBC, meanwhile, thinks that Shearer will turn down the opportunity anyway, they report that:
“Sources close to Alan Shearer have confirmed to the BBC on Wednesday evening that he is extremely unlikely to be the next manager of Newcastle.
“Shearer says he is currently very happy with his job on Match of the Day.”
So it looks like although Shearer may be the fans favourite but he’d prefers the relaxed life of a mediocre pundit, so the money men seem to have taken a fancy to ‘Appy ‘Arry Redknapp – and the bookies seem to agree, slashing Redknapp’s odds and making him favourite to take over at Newcastle…So who do you think would be a better manager at St James’; Redknapp or Shearer?