“He [Shearer] should have prefaced things by saying ‘I don’t know what the manager has said’ because, at the end of the day, the manager has asked him to stay up the pitch and not worry about getting back.
“I don’t think the severe criticism was as warranted. I don’t think everything was down to him and the first thing I thought about when Shearer was saying those things is ‘you should be asking the question’.
“Maybe that’s why he only managed eight games, that might be something to do with it.”
Petty stuff from O’Neill, who seems a little too sensitive and defensive given Shearer was only commenting on what he saw as pundit.
I watched Arsenal’s mauling of Fulham and Christie was nowhere to be seen defensively – although it may have been a tad harsh to single him out as no one was tracking back.
Do you think Shearer has what it takes to become a good manager?
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