Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Shearer: I Am Too Young to Be Newcastle Manager

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Shearer: I Am Too Young to Be Newcastle Manager

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Byline: WAYNE VEYSEY

ALAN SHEARER has ruled himself out of the running to be Newcastle manager following a heart-to-heart with chairman Freddy Shepherd, writes Wayne Veysey.

The 34-year-old former England striker believes he is too young for the job despite a campaign on Tyneside for him to take over from the sacked Sir Bobby Robson.

Shearer said: "I went to see the chairman and simply told him I was too young and did not want to take on the manager's position.

"This is a huge club and a huge job and I do not think I am ready for it. I decided to grasp the nettle before things got out of control.

"I want to be a manager one day. If it was at Newcastle in the future then that would be great. But I believe that is a long way off, if indeed it ever happens. It is flattering and humbling even to be linked with such a big job but right now it simply is not for me. …

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