Remember where you were when you heard the news, because days like this only come around once in a blue moon.
As first revealed by Sky Sports, Alan Shearer was today appointed as Newcastle United manager for the final eight games of the Premier League season. Not much has been revealed beyond the end of the season, but this news is sure to give the players and Geordie fans a much needed boost ahead of the end of season run-in.
However, current interim boss Joe Kinnear is widely expected to take a role upstairs as Director of Football. Much respected by Mike Ashley, Kinnear is expected to take less of a hands on role but may have to do so with Shearer’s blessing.
Many Newcastle United fans are still sceptical of the news – tomorrow is after all April 1st. Surely the nation’s media aren’t that heartless.