So Alan Shearer is returning to Newcastle in a new role. This is a smart move that is a win-win for all parties involved.
For Alan Shearer
Shearer has managerial ambitions and what better place and time to start than at Newcastle? Newcastle this season has suffered from managerial problems and a relegation battle.
They have almost reached rock bottom with relegation confirming their ignominious season. Shearer will be forgiven for his failure for at this time he is being thrust in the middle of scenario that he never was a part of.
He can use this experience as a learning board, with both the fans and the owner sure to be patient. He can experiment and learn and with time steady the ship. He can also be known as the legend that returned to save the day.
For Mike Ashley
Mike had it going rough with the fans. With fans boycotting games and openly protesting his actions and plans for Newcastle, he was alienating his fan base and income source.
Also with his popularity rock bottom and the club value declining with no buyers interested, He needed some move to not only bring the fans back into the stadium but also bring steadiness into the club and make it viable for suitable buyers.
JFK's health problems meant that he will not be a long term solution. With Newcastle being so low as they are, no established manager will be willing to take over without having proper transfer funds.
Appointing an inexperienced little known manager will drive away the fans, which in turn further devalues the club.
Alan shearer is a perfect fit. The fans love him and will give him time even if he makes mistakes. Shearer needs some managerial experience in EPL and hence will be eager for this chance.
Shearer's age also makes him a viable long-term candidate ensuring continuity.
For the Fans & the Club
The return of a legend is always bound to bring smiles in the faces of fans. Also, a legend will know what it feels to play for the shirt and will do his best to bring back the glory days to the club.
His youth makes him not only a long term option but also it brings in fresh blood and new look to a team that is often plagued by misery and gloom. Shearer will try to get the club winning again.
He will try to make the players play for the Newcastle pride. He will try to bring the trophies back to Tyne-side and given enough time he can succeed, too.