Former Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has slammed club legend Alan Shearer regarding his comments about the England managerial position.
Following a terrible showing during the European Championships by England, Roy Hodgson duly tendered his resignation as manager and the English FA now have a big job on their hands to find the right man in charge to lead the Three Lions.
In the aftermath of Hodgson’s sacking, former England international striker Alan Shearer had gone on to put his name in the hat by stating that he would be open to taking over the reins of the national team.
Despite his wonderful career, Shearer does not have too much managerial credentials and his spell as manager of Newcastle United back in 2009 was nothing short of an unmitigated disaster.
Former Newcastle boss, Alan Pardew – who is also one of the candidates for the England job, has taken exception to Shearer’s recent comments and has now stated that the 45-year-old does not have the qualification to take on such a high pressure position.
Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, Pardew fumed, “It makes my blood boil when pundits on TV, such as Alan Shearer, say ‘I’ll do it’.
“He was a top, top striker but he has no coaching qualifications and his only experience as a manager was very brief — when he took Newcastle down into the Championship.
“What experience does he have of putting on a session, of building an identity, when every session needs to be about building, creating that identity and taking the players with you?
“They need to understand and buy into it. Together you then move towards that. It’s easy to say ‘I’ll do it’ from a comfy chair, but he has nothing to back that up.
“Gary Neville has shown how hard the transition is. You can go into any cafe in the country and they’ll give you their England team. But it’s not as simple as picking the best players.”