Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Shearer Owls' Links Resurface

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.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Nick
Date:Friday June 13 2008
Time: 4:57PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Dan Blackwell Retires

Comments

0
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
13/06/2008 18:09:00
0
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
13/06/2008 18:24:00
0
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
13/06/2008 19:12:00
0
she's here
BIG TONY
13/06/2008 22:08:00
0
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
14/06/2008 00:09:00
0
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
14/06/2008 01:44:00
0
I don't want him
aball2112
14/06/2008 11:45:00
0
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
14/06/2008 13:50:00
0
No thanks. A good player and a role model to the game of football, but not, as yet, a manager.
will_swfc9
14/06/2008 20:11:00
0
agreed will, absolutely no experience on the managerial circuit but his contacts within the game would be a huge benefit
dbblue
15/06/2008 09:21:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Match Day Officials - Wednesday Vs Cardiff City

Who's the man in the middle of Wednesday Vs Cardiff?

Wednesday Vs Cardiff City - Away Player To Watch

Which of the Bluebirds players do Wednesday need to watch out for?

Audio - Wednesday Week Podcast Season 15/16 - Show 38

Listen here!!!

Head to Head - Wednesday Vs Cardiff City

Who has the historical advantage ahead of this weekends massive match-up?

Archived Vital Wednesday Articles

Vital Wednesday articles from

Site Journalists

Ed Jepson
Editor email
Profile
Josh Alex Caddick
no email
Profile
Greg Pursehouse
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who do you want #swfc to face in the playoffs?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Burnley 6%
Boro6%
Brighton10%
Derby5%
Hull13%
Don't Care, I'll be there!60%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
2 Middlesbrough 44 26 9 9 87 32
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 44 23 11 10 80 31
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 44 18 17 9 71 19
7 Cardiff 44 17 16 11 67 8
8 Ipswich 44 16 15 13 63 0
9 Birmingham 44 16 13 15 61 4
10 Brentford 44 17 8 19 59 -2
11 Preston 44 14 16 14 58 -1
12 Leeds Utd 44 14 16 14 58 -7
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 44 13 15 16 54 -6
15 Reading 44 13 13 18 52 -4
16 Huddersfield 44 13 12 19 51 -3
17 Forest 44 12 15 17 51 -5
18 Blackburn 44 11 16 17 49 -3
19 Rotherham 44 13 10 21 49 -13
20 Bristol City 44 12 13 19 49 -20
21 Fulham 44 11 15 18 48 -11
R MK Dons 44 9 12 23 39 -28
R Charlton 44 8 13 23 37 -38
R Bolton 44 4 15 25 27 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2016 12:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dooleys left leg8
2.Fantham's Hairnet1
3.adelaideowl1