Alan Shearer reacts to Sepp Blatter's exit with Newcastle joke on Twitter

Alan Shearer continues to shine on Twitter with his latest Tweet on the subject of Sepp Blatter's FIFA resignation sure to be popular with Newcastle fans.

BBC Match of the Day regular and Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has taken to Twitter to give his take on Sepp Blatter's resignation.

Blatter stepped down from his role as FIFA president amid continued investigations into the workings of football's governing body.

And despite the serious nature of the charges being levelled at those within the organisation, Shearer wasted little time in cracking wise on the subject of where Blatter is heading next.

With Newcastle's search for a new manager ongoing, the Geordie favourite was only too happy to poke fun at both the outgoing Swiss football chief and his former employers.

Though Patrick Vieira looks unlikely to take over at St James' Park any time soon, the Magpies need not worry about the appointment of Blatter to the Toon hot seat just yet.

Instead, former Derby County manager Steve McClaren has emerged as the favourite to land the job, according to the Mirror, though the ex-Middlesbrough boss is currently on holiday and unlikely to be unveiled for at least another week.

Shearer has so far failed to comment on who he would like to see replace Blatter, though we are not expecting him to back former Toon teammate David Ginola any time soon.

The Frenchman was put forward by a betting firm as a stunt candidate to go up against the Swiss football chief and ITV reports that he will join the race again.

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