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The Man From Toon Army...He Say NO

The Man From Toon Army...He Say NO

Alan Shearer has, this evening 'politely declined' the opportunity to be included on John Williams' shortlist for the vacant Blackburn manager's post.

During the BBC's coverage of Euro 2008, Gary Lineker asked Shearer, a former Premier League winner with Rovers, the position regarding the post.

Shearer admitted that John Williams had been in touch regarding the job and had asked Shearer if he would like to be included on the shortlist drawn up to be Mark Hughes' successor at Ewood Park.

Shearer said....

'The situation was, and is, that I was very flattered to have got a call from the chief executive, John Williams, at Blackburn.

'He asked me if I would like to be included on a shortlist for the manager's job, which I politely declined because of the commitments that I have, namely this one.

'I was very flattered to have been asked and I thank him for that.

'He has made two great decisions in his last two decisions for the managers, and I am sure he will go on and make a third one, and I wish him good luck.'

(Comments courtesy of Sky Sports website)

Hopefully now, Rovers can move on and stop living in the past and appoint a candidate that has managerial experience AND take the club forward.

I firmly believe that Shearer, had he been 'that' interested in management, would've taken this opportunity as Rovers would have been a very good position for him for his first job but the excuse of BBC commitments seem a weak excuse, if indeed he wants to be a manager.

Either way, we can put the nostalgic twinges on the back burner now and look forward to what should be an exciting week for all Rovers fans.




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Writer:BomBom
Date:Wednesday June 11 2008
Time: 11:26PM

Comments

0
Stick a fork in him peeps!!!! NEXT!
BomBom
11/06/2008 23:28:00
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I think its a good thing we didnt sign him. He would of used us as a stepping stone and as soon as the toon would come calling, he would leave. I thing Big Sam is the man. He would of learnt his lesson that the grass aint greener on the other side. Dick Advocat would be graet, he could bring arshavin with him lol
sasman
12/06/2008 03:50:00
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Good!.... well.., good that Al has had the decency not to dither about. He has come right out and put his cards on the table. Now then, who does that leave.....?????
nut all
12/06/2008 05:57:00
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Fair play to Alan, he didnt mess anyone around. Now lets go and try and get Roberto Martinez or Zico...
MikeyGamst
12/06/2008 09:18:00
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Ah well, Its his loss he would never have a better 1st job, guess the sofa's at BBC must be lazy boys, I find it hard to get out of mine as well. Laudrup Please Mr Williams.
MajiRovers
12/06/2008 09:25:00
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Pushing for the Laudrup are we?
MikeyGamst
12/06/2008 09:34:00
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Out of all the current crop, if he's in there. Then yes I am three jobs 3 seasons though but league title in 2nd, helped take Norway to World cup, Getafe 8th finish, Q-final Uefa and Copa del la rey final in first year. He also plays good football, but will he hand around for long???
MajiRovers
12/06/2008 09:52:00
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Laudrup I feel would only use as as a short-term stepping stone, but I feel he would do a superb job. Ince is still the one I'd like personally as for Shearer, he bottled it but at least he had the decency to come out sooner rather than later to "policely decline" the job.
Hughes Da Man
12/06/2008 10:00:00
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Yeah fair play to Alan, if he genuinely didnt want the job then at least he owned up to it. I think Laudrup is somewhat of a pipe dream.
MikeyGamst
12/06/2008 10:32:00
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I think most young ambitious managers would see our club as a stepping stone... but they seem to be the best managers! If they use us, we certainly use them too! I think I'd rather have a new, young manager with new ideas and get our club moving on. If this continues to happen we'll end up witht a top coach for the long term as we'll be an established top 6 team.
FreidelNo.1
12/06/2008 12:34:00
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