Ashley set to hand Shearer four-year deal to lead Newcastle back to the Premier League
26 May 2009 09:59
Newcastle will offer Alan Shearer a four-year deal as they target an instant return to the Barclays Premier League.
The Toon legend failed to save his side from relegation after taking charge with just eight games of the season remaining.
Newcastle went down on the final day after losing at Aston Villa and they are planning drastic changes at St James' Park.
But Ashley wants to keep Shearer at the helm as they attempt to win promotion from the Championship next season, according to reports.