Shearer lifts the lid on Toon managerial situation
ALAN Shearer tonight finally broke his silence on the Newcastle United crisis by claiming: "I'd take the job now."
Big Al has not spoken on the record since the 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa which sent the Magpies crashing into the Championship.
And on the back of the shameful 6-1 defeat at Leyton Orient in East London yesterday fans chanted the name of Shearer at Sir Bobby Robson's big match between West Germany and England at St James's Park.
Shearer said: "I want it sorted out as quickly as anyone else does.
"I'm a fan, just like anyone else.
"I don't like to see the situation the club is in.
Reports on Friday had suggested Shearer was ready to withdraw his interest in the job but with Chris Hughton struggling in charge of the first team on a caretaker basis, Shearer has offered the current regime a way of ending the misery on Tyneside.
Speaking on reports he's thrown in the towel, Shearer says: "I don't know where that came from. It certainly wasn't from myself."
And with talk that the Profitable Group in Singapore and the Shepherd family would appoint Shearer, the former number 9 commented on the potenial sale of the club.
He said: "If it's right, yes.
"Everyone's telling me there is people in to buy the club. If that's the case, then great."
Yet Shearer could shed no further light on the uncertain situation at Gallowgate.
He went on: "I know as much as you do.
" I'd dearly love it to be sorted out one way or the other - the club needs to move forward.
"I'm the same as anyone else - I'm in limbo."