Newcastle Rule Out Shearer!

Last updated : 16 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Alan Shearer: "A couple of days after Sam Allardyce got the sack, I got a call from the club to say they were looking for an experienced manager, which ruled me out.

"What I can say is that if you want someone to galvanise the dressing room, get them organised and playing then, yes, I think I could do that.

"If they want that and someone with experience then I'm not that man.

"If they had asked me to meet the chairman to talk about this job, I would have done it."

"People have talked about me being a number two under an experienced manager.

"But if they are after an experienced manager, which they are, he will no doubt want his own man.

"All I would say is that if someone comes in and wants to talk to me, I would be willing to help in any way I can."