Shearer Has NOT Been Approached!

Last updated : 10 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor

Alan Shearer has told sources close to him he is not in the running for the job, and the Chronicle understands he has not been approached for the position.

Shearer is set to continue his role as an ambassador for the club, but Moncur said today: "Alan does not have the experience, but if he is willing to do the job and Newcastle are interested they should not be afraid of inexperience.

Bob Moncur: "Kevin Keegan had no experience when Sir John Hall gave him the job.

"Alan has the background and would do a thorough job here.

"It is a brave decision at this time in the season, but he wants success and so do the fans.

"Whoever comes in we cannot expect miracles straight away, they will need time to rebuild.

"It is never easy going to Old Trafford and this is the hardest game Newcastle could have had.

"History goes with it too and we haven't won there since 1972. I couldn't believe it when somebody told me that the other day, but we've got to get on with the job."