SHEARER TO TAKE OVER IN TOON
Former Mag Hislop: Toon players wanted Shearer
April 1, 2009
By Chris Murphy
And the former Toon 'keeper thinks Shearer's appointment is the right decision for both the short and long term.
Hislop spent two seasons with Shearer at Newcastle in the 1990s and says the former number nine has all the right qualities to make a successful manager.
But Hislop admits he was surprised Shearer has opted to step into the club at such a volatile time.