Kevin Keegan may have brought Alan Shearer to St James’ Park as a player in July 1996, but it appears that the duo are unwilling to cooperate when it comes to potentially managing Newcastle United. The Daily Mirror report that neither of the pair appear particularly keen to take the job unless it’s operating as individuals rather than a team.
“Alan won’t be a No.2 to anyone and he is not keen on even being with Kevin Keegan just to get in the door,” said a friend of both men.
“KK is also interested in being number one with his own backroom staff, people like Terry McDermott, and he would not be too happy about having Shearer with him.”
The first question is whether Newcastle owner Mike Ashley really wants the ‘dream team’ in the first place, or whether it’s a creation of the media due to neither man ruling himself out of becoming Sam Allardyce’s replacement. It all seems too convenient that the two Newcastle legends of the past decade are being grouped together in such a way.