Shearer turns down coaching role at Newcastle

Alan Shearer has turned down the chance to join the coaching staff at Newcastle United choosing instead the comfort of the Match of the Day couch.

The news comes in the week that Joe Kinnear has been confirmed as Newcastle manager until the end of the season. The former Wimbledon boss has been given a six-month contract after Newcastle owner Mike Ashley decided to put off selling the club.

Kinnear will hope to convince Michael Owen and Nicky Butt to sign new contracts with both in the final months of their current contracts. It's still not clear if Newcastle will have any money to spend in the January transfer window.

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