Newcastle legend 'offered manager's job' as new takeover bid launches

Newcastle legend Alan Shearer ‘offered the chance to make sensational return as manager’ as Singapore-backed company – who boast £9BILLION revenues – launch bid to buy the club from Mike Ashley after £300m Saudi takeover collapsed

  • A Singapore-backed company are in talks to buy Newcastle from Mike Ashley
  • The investor group have reportedly offered Alan Shearer the manager’s job 
  • Ashley is looking for a new buyer after £300m Saudi Arabia takeover collapsed  

Newcastle legend Alan Shearer could be set for a sensational return as manager after the Singaporean cousins who are trying to buy the club reportedly offered him the job.  

Terence and Nelson Loh head the Bellagraph Nova Group alongside businesswoman Evangeline Shen and claim to have held talks about buying out owner Mike Ashley.

As Sportsmail revealed, Newcastle’s proposed £300million Saudi Arabia takeover collapsed due to lack of transparency over who would own the club after months of scrutiny over the deal.

Alan Shearer is wanted as Newcastle boss as Singapore-backed group launches takeover bid

Mike Ashley (L) is desperate to sell the club after Saudi Arabia £300m deal collapsed

Shearer is a Toon legend after scoring a club-record 206 goals during his time as a player there

Ashley has admitted he is still desperate to sell and the Singapore-backed investor group, who claim to be doing £9billion in revenue, believe they are close to completing a deal and have already enlisted the help of club hero Shearer.

According to The Sun, a BN Group insider claimed: ‘We’ve offered Alan the manager’s position, or whatever he would like to do in the club.

‘He has already accepted to work with us if our takeover goes through.

‘We are at an advanced stage of negotiation having already provided a Letter of Intent, as well as a Proof of Funds on August 10.

Shearer is however good pals with current boss Steve Bruce and is unlikely to take his job

The former striker spent an ill-fated eight-game spell in charge as Newcastle boss in 2009

‘In addition to the engagement to Newcastle Football Club and community, we have enlisted the help of England captain Alan Shearer and former player Michael Chopra.

‘BN Group founders declared their willingness to massively contribute to the development of the club through their solid and international structure and a combined business/sport- devoting mindset.’

However, Match of the Day pundit Shearer shares a close relationship with current boss Steve Bruce and is not expected to replace him in the dugout.

Shearer, who is the club’s all-time top scorer with 206 goals, spent a brief, ill-fated stint in charge in 2009 as he failed to keep the club in the Premier League. 

The Saudi Arabian-led consortium’s bid failed due to lack of transparency over ownership

Former Toon player Michael Chopra hinted he could be part of a separate takeover proposal

The BN Group remain locked in talks with Ashley but are extremely confident of striking a deal.

Former Newcastle and Sunderland striker Chopra hinted earlier this month that he could be involved in a separate takeover bid after the Saudi Arabian-led consortium pulled out.

He tweeted: ‘Get the cans from the bin and put them back in the fridge. Watch this space.’

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