Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Shearer Hits out ... United Legend's Verdict on Magpies

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Shearer Hits out ... United Legend's Verdict on Magpies

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ALAN Shearer has fired another broadside at Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley - and suggested he might have told Alan Pardew to leave for Crystal Palace.

In a wide-ranging interview with the BBC, Shearer voiced his frustrations with the club's FA Cup policy and also questioned whether United would be connected with the kind of highprofile candidates the Newcastle job would usually attract.

Asked whether Ashley's move for Rangers was a potential way out for him at Newcastle, Shearer said he was in the dark.

He said a "small part of me" thinks he might have spoken to Pardew about his future intentions.

Here is what he had to say on key topics surrounding the Magpies' direction.

ON ASHLEY'S INTENTIONS "I don't know (what they are) because he never tells us anything.

"He does not speak to anyone, but there is a small part of me whch thinks he might have given Alan Pardew a nod. It did make me laugh when I heard people saying Alan would not leave Newcastle to go to Crystal Palace.

"There are a million reasons why Alan would leave Newcastle to go to Crystal Palace - he would be on a better salary at a club where the fans would want him and he would buy and sell the players he wanted. …

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