The Newcastle United manager is likely to be planning his transfer moves according to Shearer.
Former Blackburn Rovers player Alan Shearer introduced to the crowd ahead of the game
The former Real Madrid was confirmed to be staying at the club last months after weeks of speculation about his future.
His capture has been seen as a major coup for the Magpies, with many predicting an instant return to the Premier League under his leadership.
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez
First he must look to work in the transfer market, with a number of arrivals and departures expected at the club this summer.
And Shearer says he is certain that the Spaniard is already working on his transfer business ahead of the new season.
“I’m sure he’s working very hard – one, to sell players, and tow, to bring in players as we speak,” he told the Chronicle.
“It will be an interested time over the next few weeks to see what happens on that front. We hope that they get off to a good start.”
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez before the match
It will certainly be interesting to see what kind of work Benitez does in the transfer window this summer.
It has been claimed that the current squad is lacking in the fighting characters that they had the last time they dropped into the Championship, and that specific character type should be targeted.
Chief among the Spaniard’s thoughts will surely be improving the defence given how poorly that area of the team performed this past season.
Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini looks dejected