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Is farting around as a BBC pundit really preferable to managing Blackburn Rovers?

Following in the hallowed footsteps of Andy Gray, who turned down the Everton job, Alan Shearer declared on the BBC yesterday that he wasn’t interested in the Blackburn manager’s job after some gentle probing by Gary Lineker. Shearer said:

“The situation is that I was very flattered to get a call off of Blackburn’s chief executive John Williams.

“He asked me if I wanted to be included on a shortlist for the manager’s job, which I politely declined because of a lot of commitments that I have; namely this one.” (BBC)

Come on Al, you’re one of the greatest English strikers and you have swapped the barnstorming life of a goalscorer for a comfy couch and some mind-numbingly boring punditry, is that really more fun than management? Or are you waiting for Kevin Keegan to be dethroned at St James’ Park?

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