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Shearer Set To Be Appointed Newcastle Caretaker

Shearer Set To Be Appointed Newcastle Caretaker

Rovers legend Alan Shearer is set to be appointed as Newcastle manager until the end of the season.

The former Rovers and Magpies striker, 38, has been penned in for a caretaker manager role that has often been rumoured in the past.

Shearer would replace former interim manager Joe Kinnear who is struggling with ill health.

At the moment borderline useless coach Chris Hughton is in charge.

With Hughton in temporary charge, Newcastle have slipped into the relegation zone and are third from bottom of the Premier League.

Kevin Gallacher, who played alongside Shearer at Rovers, told BBC Radio 5 Live - 'It's a surprise appointment - it's thrown me a googly to say the least.

'Obviously with Joe being out unwell something had to happen. You're just hoping that with all the hype that's going to follow the team is going to pick it up. Not all great players make great managers but Alan has a great football brain.

The fans will be out celebrating as soon as they hear the news. Alan is so high on the pedestal at Newcastle'

'Players always need a leader and now Alan's there he'll command the respect of the players. He has eight games to pick them up, starting with Chelsea, and that's a tough order. The fans will be out celebrating as soon as they hear the news. Alan is so high on the pedestal at Newcastle.'

April fools or a suprise story?

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Wednesday April 1 2009
Time: 8:42AM

Comments

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Bit out of the blue this! Lack of experience or a managerial masterstroke do you reckon?
Mikey D
01/04/2009 08:45:00
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Bit out of the blue this! Lack of experience or a managerial masterstroke do you reckon?
Mikey D
01/04/2009 08:45:00
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Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Nellup
01/04/2009 09:53:00
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Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Nellup
01/04/2009 09:53:00
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They are doomed for sure now.
Money4midfield
01/04/2009 10:29:00
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They are doomed for sure now.
Money4midfield
01/04/2009 10:29:00
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...or is this a giant april fools
Money4midfield
01/04/2009 10:31:00
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...or is this a giant april fools
Money4midfield
01/04/2009 10:31:00
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Was announced last night, so most likely not an April fools joke. Think the Geordies will definitley go down now and Ashley is appointing Shearer to deflect attention from this fact. The fact that there are only 8 games left means that Shearer will not get blamed if they do go down, and he's bound to be given more time than anyone except perhaps Keegan. Good luck shearer, you're going to need bags of it!
fifthcolumnblue
01/04/2009 10:43:00
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Was announced last night, so most likely not an April fools joke. Think the Geordies will definitley go down now and Ashley is appointing Shearer to deflect attention from this fact. The fact that there are only 8 games left means that Shearer will not get blamed if they do go down, and he's bound to be given more time than anyone except perhaps Keegan. Good luck shearer, you're going to need bags of it!
fifthcolumnblue
01/04/2009 10:43:00
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