The former England captain and Newcastle’s all-time record goalscorer had turned down several approaches to take a coaching role with the team he represented for 10 years, but he has agreed to become manager in place of Alan Pardrew.
The club will make an annoucement on Shearer's appointment later today. According to Sky Sports, Iain Dowie will be joining his coaching staff. Pardrew resigned after owner Mike Ashley agreed to sell Andy Carroll to Liverpool for £35,000,000. Shearer has returned to Newcastle for his second stint as a manager after he managed Newcastle in 2009 but couldn't keep them in the Premier League but this time he says he will.
' I am going to make Newcastle big again. I failed to keep them up in 2009 but now they have a better squad and i cant wait to start working with them, i think we will miss Carroll as he is a very good and young footballer but he did whats best for him as he wants to be playing European football. Me and Ian will be talking about possible signings in the next few days and i hope we can bring in some talent so we can push on and make ourselves an established Premier League club. I will also miss Match of the Day very much indeed and i hope maybe one day i can do some more shows with Alan and Gary