Alan Shearer is in line to succeed Sam Allardyce - if the Newcastle United manager is offered Steve McClaren's England job.

The Sunday Sun says with McClaren still in danger of the sack, the Magpies are aware that Allardyce will feature on the FA's shortlist of potential replacements.

And, having already met with Shearer in the summer and discussed the prospects of him entering the United dug-out in future years, Newcastle's new regime will offer him the manager's job if Big Sam gets the call of his country.