Shearer with Owen
Alan Shearer has revealed that he turned down the chance to be part of the new England setup alongside Steve Mcclaren & Terry Venebles because he had verbally agreed to continue his media work with BBC.
The former Newcastle striker was approached by McClaren just prior to the World Cup, but has decided to continue in his role as a BBC television pundit rather than step into the pressurised world of international football.
McClaren said: “I fully understand the reasons behind Alan’s decision. I would have loved to have had him on board, he is a top professional and a great guy.
“As you would expect from Alan he has chosen to honour a contract to which he had verbally committed – a true mark of the man.”
Well done Shearer! people who keep their word are hard to find these days….