Newcastle legend eyed up for Ipswich Job

Alan Shearer Former Newcastle StrikerIt is thought that former Newcastle boss and Toon hero Alan Shearer is the one of the frontrunners for the vacant Ipswich Manager’s position, according to the Daily Mail.

Despite, the bookmakers believing Alan Curbishley is the favourite to be offered the role, they are also considering Shearer.

The Former England striker has only once delved into management taking over Newcastle as caretaker charge in the 2008/2009 season in an 8 game spell.

It turned out to be ultimately unsuccessful as the Magpies ended up being relegated and owner Mike Ashley decided to not offer Shearer the role on a permanent basis.

Ipswich and Paul Jewell parted company on Wednesday and it is reckoned that there has already been a whole host of applications, and that a shortlist is being drawn up, which includes names such as Mick McCarthy and Owen Coyle.

The club currently are languishing in 24th place bottom of the championship, so will seeking a quick decision to who takes over the helm at Portman Road, with the East Anglian outfit looking to quickly turn around their misfortunes.

Alan Shearer has also been mooted for the vacant Blackburn Rovers job too where Eric Black remains caretaker boss, and the 42 year old has expressed a clear interest in returning to management.

If he were to take over at Ipswich he would be following in the footsteps of one of his former managers Sir Bobby Robson, who always was full of glowing praise for the club, and this could be a huge lure for Shearer wanting to take over.

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