Alan Shearer set to become new Newcastle manager

Posted by - April 1, 2009 - Newcastle United

Super Al to take charge until the end of the season

Newcastle started the season with a Messiah in charge, and it looks like they are going to end it with another one in charge. Alan Shearer is reportedly set to take the reigns at St James’ Park after Joe Kinnear stopped making positive noises about returning yesterday.

The BBC are notoriously cautious in reporting breaking news like this, and they ought to know whether Shearer has quit Match of the Day or not, so it seems like this is going to happen. The ex-England skipper has no previous managerial experience but he does know the club inside-out and his reputation ought to lift Newcastle ahead of their relegation fight.