Newcastle manager Graeme Souness has revealed he hopes to persuade Alan Shearer to shelve plans to retire at the end of the season. Souness told BBC
Radio Newcastle: "I don't think he would need much persuading if he was getting 20 or more goals this season.
"If he had a good season and we had a good season then I don't think he would take much persuading.
"Providing he's doing the business I'd love him around the place."
Souness added: "I think the key to Alan staying is if we have a good season and he scores goals.
"He lives off goals. They are his bread and butter - his trademark. He's Mr. Newcastle and he's been great for me, very supportive in the dressing
I think Bobby Robson was the better coach. Shearer has always been the player that has the ability to produce on the pitch, without much
encouragement which is probably to Souness' liking. It's interesting now how the Klievert Shearer partnership will fare out against other premiership
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