Keegan and Shearer have spoken in couple occasions about the possibility for the Toon's record goalscorer to get involved in a role at the club as Keegan's staff. And after their last conversation, Shearer said that he will not be joining Kevin Keegan's backroom team at Newcastle United.
His decision to pull out himself was for the best of the club and Shearer insists that he is not snubbed anyone or anything with that.
“I chatted to Kevin for four hours at my house first time. Then we had another long meeting on Monday.” Shearer told the press, “Throughout the talks, all I was thinking about was what would be best for Newcastle, not what would be best for me.”
“Newcastle has given me too much for me to turn my back at a time when I might be able to help, but I don't think I would be a help right now and I have explained that to Kevin.”
Shearer still hopes to manage his hometown club in the future, but right now he believes Keegan has to be the “dominant” personality at Newcastle, and he thought at the moment Newcastle don't need another.
“It needs one personality driving things forward at the club and that is Kevin Keegan.” Shearer added more, “We are both single-minded and have our ideas about how things should be done. That is not the best mix, you need to be different. So, for plenty of reasons, I had to say no.”