Alan Shearer: I want England manager's job

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has thrown his hat in the ring to be the next England manager.

Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 6:59 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 8:03 am
Alan Shearer

The Three Lions crashed out of Euro 2016 last night after a humiliating defeat against minnows Iceland.

It prompted Roy Hodgson to resign as head coach and the search has begun for a replacement, with England Under-21 boss Gareth Southgate emerging as the early favourite.

However, Shearer - whose only experience as a manager was an eight-game spell as Newcastle boss in 2009 when he was unable to prevent them from being relegated - says he'd be interested in a role in the set-up.

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He said: "I went to see the Football Association four or five years ago and said I want the England job. They looked at me and said: 'No, you haven't got the experience'.

"I said you have hired experienced managers, spent a fortune on them and I could not have done any worse.

"I would speak to the FA now, definitely. I'd offer my experience, tournament experience. Even if Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate gets it."