Paul Gascoigne backs Alan Shearer for the England job on Twitter

Alan Shearer - Newcastle United Manager

The troubled former player has backed the Newcastle United legend to replace Roy Hodgson.

Alan Shearer - Newcastle United ManagerAlan Shearer as Newcastle United Manager

England are on the hunt for a new manager after Roy Hodgson stepped down following the abysmal exit at the hands of Iceland this week and plenty of names have been thrown into the mix since his departure.

Once such name is former England captain and Newcastle United captain Alan Shearer.

Alan Shearer celebrates goal v Switzerland Euro 96Alan Shearer celebrates goal v Switzerland Euro 96

He said on the BBC after the exit:

"I'd definitely speak to them, absolutely. I would offer my experience and tournament experience."

It seems that the Newcastle United record scorer has the support of another famous Geordie, as Paul Gascoigne backed the BBC pundit for the role.

Celebration after Paul Gascoigne's goal v Scotland - Euro 96Celebration after Paul Gascoigne's goal v Scotland - Euro 96

Troubled former England international Gazza, who spent eight years with Newcastle United, had this message on his official Twitter account this week regarding the next England manager:

Shearer does however remain a controversial option.

He has only experienced football management once, briefly taking control of Newcastle United in 2009 and failing to save the club from relegation to the Championship – so his coaching credentials are certainly less than that of the other potential candidates.

But he still remains an intriguing option for the FA to consider when they replace Roy Hodgson.

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