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Shearer Owls' Links Resurface

Rumours linking former Newcastle United and England striker Alan Shearer with the manager's hotseat at Hillsborough have resurfaced today in the local press.

The England legend turned TV pundit was first linked with the manager role at Hillsborough when Geoff Sheard first appeared on the scene with a possible takeover of the club.

Since then, the links have cooled down, with Blackburn Rovers reportedly interested in taking their former star striker on as boss following Mark Hughes' departure to Manchester City, but now Sam Allardyce looks favourite for the position.

And it could well be that Shearer is looking to start off further down the football pecking order, with Sheard and his consortium apparantly targeting Shearer should their takeover at S6 come to fruition.

The links come fresh off a meeting Sheard held with Dave Allen yesterday about purchasing his share in the club, to which he said: 'We had a very good, informative meeting.'

The rumours add more uncertainty to the club, with season ticket sales not too cracking with early indications, and current boss Brian Laws still pondering whether he'll have fresh money to bring in new players over the summer, whether he'll be on another shoestring budget, or whether he'll be in a job at all come the start of August.

It may all be rumour and speculation, but at last there seems to be some, if little, movement and talk about a takeover of the Owls.




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 13 2008

Time: 4:57PM

Your Comments

when you spend a couple of quid buying a club you will want your own man in. but if you have to go mr laws you will leave with your head held mate. would like them to give you a go with a bit of dosh but thats football
mick66owl
Does anyone really believe that Shearer would turn down Blackburn to manage Wednesday......don't think so. Hope the takeover goes ahead sooner rather than later but Shearere won't be the manager
CLIFFANDJ
Dont really see what the media hype is all about to be honest. If Shearer commits to the club, he'll be gone within 3 yrs to bigger things. Premier League clubs are already showing interest in him, if he gets us promoted his demand will shoot straight up and to be frank we dont look likely to challenge for europe in this damn age. Would rather get someone like Paul Ince who can commit to the club like ferguson or wenger.
addz123
she's here
BIG TONY
being a wednesday supporter ive never been on the the blunts site. guess im missing out.............. anyway owls just glad to hear theres still talk of a takeover! it had all got very quiet! god please let it actually happen this time! and if it does, and the new owners decide to bring in there own man, then id like to see someone with experience possibly billy davies (if hes still available?) or maybe paul ince! however i,ll be equally hapy to see laws get a fair crack at the job without the fiancial constraints hes had to endure. laters
owler
http://www.teamtalk.com/football/story/0,16368,1829_3687022,00.html can't believe there's more speculation about a new manager. Our main problem in the last 10yrs has been stability, getting a new manager will unsettle everyone again, then shearer would buger off to a bigger club once he starts to get results. Stick with the same gaffer. BFL: what sad individual you are. You're a perfect example of how british footie fans are cringed at for being wind-up merchants with no brain. You're only kidding yourself you idiot
Norman
I don't want him
aball2112
The Press either dont listen to other media sources or they just think the fans are plain gullible. I like many others Im sure will have herd Alan Shearer state clearly after one of the matches of Euro 2008 that he was flattered to be considered for Blackburn job but it was the wrong time for him to take a step into managment. When Lineker asked why Shearer replied other commitment that are tv and media based. Basically he can get more money with less stress as a pundit and with his many sponsers. Why do they keep feeding us this bulls#*t. We want facts and clarification so we can look forward. UP THE OWLS !!!
stevetheowl
No thanks. A good player and a role model to the game of football, but not, as yet, a manager.
will_swfc9
agreed will, absolutely no experience on the managerial circuit but his contacts within the game would be a huge benefit
dbblue
Reading this made me nervous....... http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/sport/Owls-promised-colossal-funding.3829128.jp
Norman
it won't happen, so dont worry your little selves.
bladesforlife1889
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mick66owl
I cannot believe that Shearer a man who as already turned down his beloved Newcastle and Blackburn will want to take on a job in the Championship.
dazza71
they have to do summat to sell season tickets dazza, come on- remember it happens every year with wendy.
bladesforlife1889
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owler
Weds V's Burnley first game of season, Utd away at Birmingham
Aston Owl
Norman don`t be nervous........ that story is a few months old now.
Handsworth Owl
 

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