Date:Thursday January 12 2006
I would have thought there is not a player alive who knows more about Newcastle United than Alan Shearer. Not only has he just equalled Jackie Milburn's goalscoring record, be he is a life-long Toon fan and was a ball-boy when Kevin Keegan made his debut.
No matter how you look at it ... that is a very impressive CV. Yet some guy from the Plymouth Herald has warned the GOALden-Boy to stay clear of the Newcatle manager's job. Obviously he knows more about Newcastle!
'I was very fortunate to play against Shearer when he was younger at Southampton, during my Bournemouth days, and he was a handful even then. He has had a fantastic career and he's a legend in Newcastle. I have no doubt in my mind that one day he will manage the football club.
'Whether that's the right thing for Alan to do or not, I don't know. Only time will tell. Sometimes, when you put yourself up as a manager, all those great occasions and memories of being a player can be washed away. If I was in Shearer's position, I'm not so sure I would do it.
'It has definitely proved to be a poisoned chalice to a lot of managers, although they will give Alan much more grace and time than anybody else on this planet. But, at the end of the day, if you don't get the results he could come under the same microscope that Sir Bobby Robson has come under, as well as Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness and people of that magnitude.'
Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or to join in the debates on the forum.
Go on, get vitalled!
Pardew Confident Of Aarons Signature (Friday December 19 2014)
Pardew Happy With Pre Sunderland Injury News (Friday December 19 2014)
Pardew Backs Alnwick Ahead Of Sunderland (Friday December 19 2014)
NUFC Fixture Changes For TV (Friday December 19 2014)
NUFC Influence Growing At Rangers (Friday December 19 2014)
Newcastle Upon Clyde (Friday December 19 2014)
John Alder's NUFC Collection To Be Auctioned (Thursday December 18 2014)
Pardew - We Can't Let The Fans Down Again (Thursday December 18 2014)
Alnwick Picks Up Shoulder Injury? (Thursday December 18 2014)
Haidara - Second Tottenham Goal Was Crucial (Thursday December 18 2014)
|Team News: City v Crystal Palace
» Man City : 19/12/2014 19:57:00
|Pellegrini Confident Milner Will Stay
» Man City : 19/12/2014 19:54:00
|Team News: Hull v Swansea
» Hull City : 19/12/2014 19:37:00
|Dawson Out For Five-Weeks
» Hull City : 19/12/2014 19:36:00
|More Than Arfa Chance Hatem Will Leave
» Hull City : 19/12/2014 19:35:00