The Daily Mail reports that Newcastle, having moved on from ideas of bringing in ‘Arry Redknapp, are now pondering bringing in a veritable “dream team” of Alan Shearer and Kevin Keegan. The Mail reports that:
“The club plan to link the former England and Newcastle boss in a dream partnership with Tyneside hero Alan Shearer in a bid to erase the damage done to Mike Ashley’s reputation by Redknapp’s shock about-turn.”
Recently Kevin Keegan did indicate that he would be open to any new managerial offers, saying:
“I am 56 but you never say never in anything. If it doesn’t happen in the next two or three years I’ll be 60 and then it might be too late to return.”
And the Mail also claims that an inside source has told them that Toon bosses want someone with experience, prompting rumours that they will try and team up the experienced Keegan with fans favourite Shearer. The inside source said:
“Chris Mort [the club’s chairman] and Mike Ashley have a good relationship with Alan Shearer, they are well aware of the many qualities he could bring to the club but in the present situation we feel that an experienced manager with a proven track record is required.
“The most important thing is getting the right man. There is no time frame on the appointment. It is vital that Newcastle get it right this time and it will take as long as is necessary to do that.”
So would these too represent a dream team to most Toon fans?