Reports: Shearer set to manage Newcastle United

Alan Shearer pictured taking part in a charity football match at Wembley in September 2008.
Alan Shearer is to make his keenly awaited return to Newcastle United in a bid to save the Premiership club from being relegated, UK media have reported.

An announcement confirming the appointment is expected from St. James’ Park Wednesday, according to reports. Newcastle, who are currently third from bottom in the Premiership, have seen several changes of management during the past two seasons, including Sam Allardyce, who parted company with the club earlier this year, and former Newcastle and England international Kevin Keegan. Do you think Shearer can save Newcastle Tell us what you think Chris Hughton is currently the club’s caretaker manager, with Joe Kinnear, interim manager, still away from St James’ Park following a heart operation. Shearer, regarded as a legend by Newcastle fans, has had his name frequently linked to a management role at the club since his playing career ended in April 2006. A former captain of England, he was transferred from Blackburn to his native Tyneside, northern England in 1996 for a then world record of £15 million, going on to score more than 200 goals for the club. Newcastle, despite being one of England’s best supported clubs, have conspicuously failed to win a major trophy for decades — they last topped Division One, the forerunner to the Premiership, in 1927, with their last FA Cup victory in 1955. Newcastle’s next match is a home game against Chelsea, third in the Premiership, on Saturday.