According to The Sun, former Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest boss McClaren will become the new manager of Newcastle.
The Englishman was dismissed as the Derby County boss last month following his failure to guide the Rams to promotion to the Premier League.
Shearer has now made a funny remark about McClaren on Twitter, alluding to his time spent in the Netherlands with FC Twente.
@alanshearer you might want to learn how to spell his surname correctly if he is going to become manager.......— Duncan Chapman (@WiltshireRam) June 4, 2015
Yep spelt it wrong....I missed out a schhheee https://t.co/pKGsJ68lju— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) June 4, 2015
When McClaren started out at Twente in 2008, he put on a Dutch accent, with Sky Sports quoting him as saying: “I thought it was funny actually. My kids said: 'Bloody hell, Dad'.
“I'm afraid it is a natural thing. You get caught up and I try to change it. But now I speak English differently. They understand you better if you speak the way they do rather than just chatter on."
McClaren will face a much tougher task at Newcastle than he did at Twente, and it will be interesting to see how he fares at St. James’ Park.
The Magpies narrowly avoided relegation from the Premier League, and the fans will want the team to compete for a top-10 finish in the league next season.