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Job Too Big For Shearer?
Published : 13 Oct 2012 11:47:40
Blackburn Rovers' global advisor Shebby Singh has warned the incoming boss - whether it's Alan Shearer or not - that he must deliver immediate results.
Alan Shearer has made it known he wants the job.
Steve Kean's ill-fated reign as Rovers manager came to an end in September, with relegation from the Premier League, a dip in Championship results and a lack of support in the stands costing him his job.
Kean found himself under pressure from the moment he inherited the reins from Sam Allardyce, and his successor will be forced to work under similar conditions.
Singh says a club looking to force its way back into the big time cannot afford to look long-term, with it important for the new coach, whoever that may be, to hit the ground running.
Shebby Singh: "The new manager must understand he will not have two or three seasons to build the club - he will be under pressure straight away.
"If he doesn't get it right we will have a chat about things. He doesn't have to worry about losing three games in a row at the start - because he's new we will give him a few more.
"We don't want anyone to be frightened or worried about coming here. The objective is to build a team but it's not like going to a supermarket and picking a manager off the shelf.
"They don't have to worry, I'm not going to be the manager, I wouldn't insult other managers or coaches. I am in a supportive role. I'm not here to breathe down the new manager's neck, I'll be his biggest supporter."