Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Shearer Fears Time Is Fast Running out; Magpies May Miss Targets: Shearer Fears Time Is Fast Running Out

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Shearer Fears Time Is Fast Running out; Magpies May Miss Targets: Shearer Fears Time Is Fast Running Out

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Byline: Luke Edwards

LAN Shearer is worried the delay in finalising a deal to confirm his appointment as permanent manager will Newcastle United badly in the market.

The Journal understands that Shearer - released a statement last night confirming he attached certain conditions to employment, while simultaneously he has made any demands - has a clear idea of the players he to bring in over the summer and is to be able to launch the first bids to them this week.

Instead, United's manager- in- waiting is in limbo as he waits for confirmation from the banks that his personal terms and other conditions have accepted as part of their package to the financing of the club relegation.

Although a broad agreement has been between Shearer and wantaway Mike Ashley regarding the of money he will have to spend new players and other guarantees which players will stay at St Park, the banks will have the final on whether his wages are acceptable the tight perimeters set in place.

Shearer's position is also understandable.

He is trying to get the best possible for himself before committing to a year contract and relinquishing a deal with the BBC - while also the conditions of his employment give him the best possible chance success.

There is no point, as far as he is becoming United manager if is more concerned with firefighting rather than rebuilding the into one which has a realistic chance returning quickly to the top flight.

In a statement released last night, appeared to distance himself claims he has demanded wages of 2.5m- a- year to sign a four- year contract, he admitted conditions were if he was to accept the job.

He said: "I met Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias last week and we discussed at length the future of Newcastle United and my desire to be the manager moving forward. "I made no demands but there were obvious conditions. "We simply proposed an honest evaluation of what was needed to get the club back into the Premiership whilst building solid foundations for the future. …

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