Ashley set to hand Shearer four-year deal to lead Newcastle back to the Premier League - reports
26 May 2009 10:40
Alan Shearer was today ready to open talks about launching his career as Newcastle manager in earnest.
Having dispatched his players on their summer break with fitness plans following a short meeting yesterday, the 38-year-old was waiting to hear what owner Mike Ashley and managing director Derek Llambias have to say about the future.
But much of the talking will come from the former Magpies skipper,who will demand things are done his way if he is to attempt to drag theclub back into the Barclays Premier League.