The Bellagraph Nova (BN) Group have reportedly offered Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer, the club’s record goalscorer, the chance to manage the Tyneside club if their proposed takeover is successful, according to The Sun.
As per the outlet, an insider from the consortium, which consists of the businesswoman Evangeline Shen as well as the Singaporean cousins Terence and Nelson Loh, have claimed with reference to Shearer that “he has already accepted to work with us if our takeover goes through”.
The insider confirmed that they have offered the former Magpies striker the position of manager of the Tyneside club, in which he would succeed current coach Steve Bruce, or any other role that he would like at St James’ Park.
Will the BN Group be successful in their Newcastle takeover bid?
Indeed, Shearer has had a go at managing his beloved Toon before, albeit in a very brief spell. He took charge of Newcastle for just eight games at the end of the 2008/09 season in which they managed to pick up just one win, drawing two games and losing the other five, with just four goals scored and 10 conceded (via Transfermarkt).
Unfortunately, Shearer could not keep them up as they were relegated from the Premier League on just 34 points, one point away from safety.
Perhaps he was not to blame as it was his first managerial job, and he was only given eight matches to save them from the drop, but some fans may question as to whether Shearer has what it takes to be a manager – he has not held any other coaching position in the intervening 11 years.
Nevertheless, the BN Group clearly believe that he should be involved with the club one way or another, but they have to get their takeover over the line first.
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