It was never going to be the 'Dream Ticket' the media reported, and Shearer's interview on MOTD put me off the partnership ... and probably Keegan too.
When asked if he wanted the No 2 job he shrugged his shoulders and said, "I don't know".
I don't know if Keegan saw it, but it was not the 100% committment to the cause we have come to expect from the GOALden Boy.
Shearer was obviously hiding the fact he wanted the manager's job, and even said "they told me they wanted experience and that ruled me out".
However, the 37-year-old could yet have a role to play in the new regime at St James' Park after holding lengthy talks with Keegan, with another meeting planned for Monday.
Keegan: "We will see what happens on Monday. It will not be as number two, I will tell you that.
"It will not be, and that's the conclusion we both came to. But it will be, if he decides to come in, a very worthwhile role."