NUFC fans launch campaign to make Shearer boss

NEWCASTLE United supporters have launched a campaign to call for the immediate appointment of Alan Shearer as club boss.

NEWCASTLE United supporters have launched a campaign to call for the immediate appointment of Alan Shearer as club boss.

With time running out before pre-season training begins, they hope to break the deadlock over the new manager’s appointment by showing their support for the former Newcastle number 9.

They said giving Shearer the job would send the right message to supporters and potential buyers of the club.

Supporters’ Trust the Newcastle United Supporters Club has recruited Magpies’ fanzine the Mag, unofficial club website NUFC.com, contributors from True Faith fanzine, and the spokesman from the official Newcastle United Supporters Panel to urge the club into action.

It is the first time fans of the club - relegated from the Premiership with Shearer taking charge near the end of the season on a temporary basis - have come together to launch a single campaign.

NUSC spokesman Colin Whittle said: ``The time has come to show the outside world that the supporters of Newcastle United are ready to move on and get behind the club.

``We believe that the appointment of Alan Shearer would send out a massive signal to potential buyers and, most importantly, the fans, who have so far been ignored."

Mr Whittle said the Trust would look into the possibility of eventually buying a stake in the club, naming Bundesliga giants Hamburg FC as an example for Newcastle to follow.

He said: ``We all want the club to progress and the idea behind the Trust is that we be a representative body for the supporters that can work with the club for the future benefit of the club and the supporters.

``At the moment, a fans’ buyout is not a realistic possibility, but in the medium term we would like to be able to create substantial funding to buy into the club. We have been approached by a number of individuals who are looking to invest - individuals who can’t buy the club outright but who have sufficient funds to buy into it - with the very long term aim of fan ownership of the club."

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