Kinnear invites Shearer to join Newcastle coaching staff

Joe Kinnear has invited Alan Shearer to join the coaching staff at Newcastle to cut his managerial teeth. The former England striker would be the fans' favourite to take over at the North East club.

Kinnear told the BBC that: "I have the utmost respect for Shearer. The door is always open and if he is listening to this interview, he is more than welcome to learn his trade here. I would be delighted if he wanted to come here two days a week and see for himself what football is all about.”

But Shearer famously turned down Kevin Keegan's offer to join the coaching staff at Newcastle, choosing to stay on the safety of the Match of the Day coach and is unlikely to take Kinnear up on a similar offer.

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