Shearer Happy To Play Second Fiddle!

Last updated : 17 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Add to it the fact the pair fell out just before Keegan left the club, and this could be a tinderbox just waiting to explode.

But the one person who believes it could work is ... Alan Shearer ... who says he is ready to talk to Keegan about the possibility of becoming his number two.

Keegan: "First and foremost, I'm not so sure he's thought about it. He's his own man.

"If he were to ring me and ask to speak to me, I would certainly speak to him. I'd be foolish not to.

"I was never really a serious possibility (for the manager's job) because they were looking for experience.

"I haven't really seen myself as a number two.

"It remains an ambition to manage it some day - when that will be I don't know.

"I hope and pray that he (Keegan) does well because I'm a fan at the end of the day.

"The place will be rocking.

"The fans have what they want. They want entertainment, passion and commitment, and they haven't seen it of late.

"They will go forward and score goals and I'm sure they will concede a few.

"I was surprised (by the appointment) but Newcastle have that power in his (Keegan's) heart. He wants to do so well for them.

"He failed to win a trophy for them last time but you can bet your bottom dollar he will try to win one this time."