Shearer actively seeking manager’s job elsewhere.

Open to offers

Open to offers

According to the Mirror, Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer is available to manage other clubs with immediate effect.

Shearer was of course pointedly ignored for the Toon job despite his 8-week temporary appointment being called “the best decision I ever made” by Ashley. Even then though, Shearer was still in with a chance as it was widely believed that Barry Moat favoured him as manager if he had succeeded in buying the club.

However, just as Moat was nearing some sort of deal to buy Newcastle United, Ashley pulled the club off the market, appointed Chris Hughton as manager until the end of the 2011 season and that was the end of Shearer’s chances of managing the club for the immediate future.

Last month, Shearer claimed he was ‘open to offers’ from other clubs but the Mirror seems to be claiming that he’s now going to take a more active role in pursuing a new job.

An ‘associate’ of Shearer’s apparently said:

Alan has decided after enjoying his short taste of management at Newcastle that is the direction he’d like to go in.

He was hurt and frustrated by the way things ultimately ended there, but has bounced back with an enthusiasm and a desire to find another manager’s job.

The BBC have always been very supportive and sympathetic to his ambition in that direction and, although he has a contract until next year, they wouldn’t stand in his way although they would hope he was available for next summer’s World Cup.”

I think if Shearer does manage another club successfully it will greatly increase his chances of getting the Toon job one day because it will remove the ‘lack of experience’ criticism that can currently be levelled at him.

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21 Responses to “Shearer actively seeking manager’s job elsewhere.”

  1. 1
    avatar chuck says:

    Wish him success, come back when you learn the job Al.

  2. 2
    avatar Excelsior says:

    Left with Hobson’s Choice it’s little wonder Shearer’s off to sow his “managerial seed” elsewhere. I don’t blame him one bit.
     
    If he is successful at ‘wherever united” I trust everyone will (A) Cheer him on and (B) suffer pangs of regret at what might have been. Obviously Stardust will do neither, merely adopt some righteous pose and patronise everyone.

  3. 3
    avatar UTD111 says:

    How come the poll doesn’t list Sir Kevin?  The most successful United manager since Joe Harvey?

  4. 4
    avatar CLiNT FLiCK says:

    Cos he’s a divisive, contentious, rotund, mong?
    It’s not a critisism, more an observation.

  5. 5
    avatar Rangerman says:

    Good luck to him.

  6. 6
    avatar CLiNT FLiCK says:

    See you when you’ve got yerself some smarts Al.
    All the best in y’job search.

  7. 7
    avatar UTD111 says:

    Clint – Yes I think your description fits Ashley perfectly!

    Or were you talking about Hugh?

  8. 8
    avatar workyticket says:

    The title of the poll is very insulting and disrespectful to Hughton, after all he has done for the club in some very difficult circumstances.

  9. 9
    avatar Stardust says:

    No Excelsior – you’re wrong – Id wish him well and great success however I wont, if he is successful, have pangs of regret for what might of been – as Shearer had the chance to get he managers position and blew it. He failed his interview - miserably.

  10. 10
    avatar workyticket says:

    Shearer was very gauche with his ‘hardman’ routine and his handling of the players. He will have to learn a lesson there if he is to succeed elsewhere. He should lose ‘Igor’ too, he did him no favours at all.

  11. 11
    avatar Stuart79 says:

    workyticket says:
    November 8, 2009 at 5:10 pm
    Shearer was very gauche with his ‘hardman’ routine and his handling of the players. He will have to learn a lesson there if he is to succeed elsewhere. He should lose ‘Igor’ too, he did him no favours at all.

    Like Ferguson, Mourinho, and Benitez.  As opposed to wet lettuces like Southgate, Zola and Hart?

    You really have no idea how he was as a manager Worky as you weren’t involved on a daily basis with him and the players.  We only know that abou 90% of the players last season said that Shearer should have gt the job.

    Cannot see them wanting that if he was so hard on them.

  12. 12
    avatar chuck says:

    Would have thought Shearer having played under a variety of managers with vastly different approaches would have learned something, apart from good timekeeping and a tendency to-wards being , “the tough guy”
    Though that was always part of the man even as a player.
    Though i wish him well, there are no regrets about him not being hired permanently, He never looked the part, or inspired any confidence and was unfortunately for us the rookie he appeared to be .
    With a horrendous record, that resulted in our demotion, a desperate gamble by MA , who on retrospect realized what he had done and decided to let him go.
    There were other factors in his denial of the job, a possible repeat of the KK scenario, with Shearer wanting to spend on players, plus an additional salary, anyway it would have cost MA who was not about to invest heavily in a club that was” For Sale”
    And WORKEY you got that right” jabba the hut” was no compliment to the team or him.
     

  13. 13
    avatar Stuart79 says:

    chuck says:
    November 8, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    With a horrendous record, that resulted in our demotion, a desperate gamble by MA , who on retrospect realized what he had done and decided to let him go.

    Nice to know that the famous Toon inpatience is alive and well.

    Nowt like giving someone a fair crack of the whip is there.

    8 games was more than enough time wasn’t it?

    Hypocrisy is astounding!

    On one hand some of our supporters say Shearer is no good after his 8 games he showed nothing, then on the other they complain we never give anyone enough time.

    Bizarre

  14. 14
    avatar UTD111 says:

    This statement that Sir Alan somehow has a “horrendous record that resulted in our demotion” totally ignores the fact that he was brought in with only 8 games left and tried to turn around a totally demoralised and disinterested squad.  Many Many points had been thrown away by Kinnear and Hughton long before Sir Alan was given his chance.

    This “horrendous record” opinion also gives no credit for the time when Sir Alan was telling Glenn Roeder how to manage, and they had a very good run. Once Sir Alan left, Roeder fell apart. 

  15. 15
    avatar PROUD GEORDIE says:

    HUTON IS A STUPID IDIOT WHO WILL NEVER BE A MANAGER!!! THE ONLY RESON WE ARE TOP OF THE CHAMPIENSHIP BECOUSE OF WHAT SHERER DID LAST YEAR!!!!

  16. 16
    avatar Michael12 says:

    Just as long as it is not with us I will be happy.

  17. 17
    avatar workyticket says:

    Excelsior says:
    November 8, 2009 at 9:34 am

    “If he is successful at ‘wherever united” I trust everyone will (A) Cheer him on and (B) suffer pangs of regret at what might have been. Obviously Stardust will do neither, merely adopt some righteous pose and patronise everyone.”

    It’s called “psychological projection”, Excelsior. ;-)

  18. 18
    avatar Stardust says:

    Great point Worky (wish I had wrote it lol) – and the Mob members are the greatest examples of the projectionists  - Excelsior is obviously a fully paid up member lol.

  19. 19
    avatar bowburnmag says:

    Which part of it is the psychological projection though?

  20. 20
    avatar Stardust says:

    “Obviously Stardust will do neither, merely adopt some righteous pose and patronise everyone”

    He casts blame to me of what he has become himself. Mob members do that every day, they campaign and riot – cause harm to the club – then blame people like myself for supporting the regime – that we are the downfall – when in fact it is themselves – they cast their guilt onto others to justify themselves to themselves.

  21. 21
    avatar Stardust says:

    Actually – cant even really say I support the regime – just the club.

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