Alan Shearer says he has not spoken to Kevin Keegan for 'a long time'.
Toon Not Big Enough For Shearer And Keegan?
Keegan declined to confirm an interest in the job and the Magpies have yet to say that Shearer is in contention.
Shearer: "I haven't spoken to Kevin for a long time.
"Am I wanting the job? One day, hopefully."
Shearer was signed for Newcastle by Keegan from Blackburn Rovers in 1996, but could the pair work with Keegan playing second fiddle to a newcomer to management?
It's certainly seen by many as the "dream ticket", but is club owner Mike Ashley going for the bait? We will have to wait and see.