Shearer Takes Sir Bobby's Advice

Last updated : 21 April 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor

The "Silver Fox" believes the ex-England skipper should get the player syndrome out of his system before moving into management.

Having your best friends around you as a player, then suddenly moving to the other side of the fence in management, has been the downfall of many. Robson feels there must be a period of time between the two.

His future after hanging up his boots at Newcastle has been confirmed, and he won't make an immediate transition to a coaching role at St James' Park. Glenn Roeder may get the job, but Shearer insists he won't be his right hand man.

Shearer: "I want some time for myself first. One day I would like a bash at management. I am doing my badges at the moment but I want a few years off to enjoy life first.

"Glenn Roeder has made a fantastic case if he wants to be Newcastle manager but I don't know whether he does with all the stress and torment that goes with management. The lads respect him and he has pulled in some fantastic results, none better than on Monday at rivals Sunderland.

"If he wants it he should go for it, but there are other great candidates out there. Whoever gets it will be lucky."