Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has revealed that he will never return to football management.
Former England international Shearer was the Newcastle boss for a brief period of time in 2009, when he was in charge of the final eight games of the 2008-09 Premier League season.
During that spell, the Magpies picked up just five points and eventually suffered relegation to the Championship.
Shearer was not given the manager’s job on a permanent basis, as he continued with his football punditry on TV.
The 44-year-old was in frame to become the Cardiff City boss in the summer, but talks between the two parties were “unsuccessful”.
Shearer has now said that he has no plans to return to football management.
“As for managing again, I can’t see it happening, no,” he told the FourFourTwo magazine. “I’d be surprised.
“I have the eight games with Newcastle and I loved it and if you’d asked then I’d have said 100% yes to doing it (on a permanent basis).
“It didn’t happen, though, despite contracts being agreed, and now that I have been out of it for a while, it’s harder to get back in."
Followers of ‘Match of the Day’ will certainly be pleased to know that one of their favourite pundits will remain on TV.