Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

PERFECT MAN FOR THE JOB; Llambias: We're 110% Sure We Want Shearer

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

PERFECT MAN FOR THE JOB; Llambias: We're 110% Sure We Want Shearer

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Byline: LEE YOYDER

MIKE ASHLEY is fighting tooth and nail to make sure Alan Shearer is the man to lead Newcastle United's Championship revival.

The Toon tycoon is keeping his fingers crossed that United will be able to unveil Shearer as permanent Toon boss by Thursday.

The Chronicle revealed yesterday that Shearer will be offered a four-year deal to turn the Magpies' ailing fortunes around.

Talks between Shearer, Ashley and managing director Derek Llambias got under way today with the legendary former No 9 warning that United are already way behind the rest of their new Championship counterparts in terms of planning for next season.

On June 17, Toon fans will learn where their first game in the second tier will be, with the season starting on August 8.

And if all goes to plan for Ashley, Shearer will have his troops back for pre-season training on July 1.

Details of United's pre-season programme and friendlies are expected to come to light this week. …

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