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Newcastle legend Shearer had Cardiff backroom team all lined up

Alan Shearer had all his Cardiff City backroom staff lined up, it has been revealed.

The People says Shearer's shock decision to snub the Cardiff City job - after spending two days talking to the Welsh side - also rocked some of his pals.

Newcastle United legend Shearer had lined up his backroom staff ahead of the move until he got cold feet and turned down a return to the hot seat.

The former England star was bringing in his old sidekick Tommy Craig, the coach who got him fast-tracked for a coaching badge in Scotland, and ex-team-mate Stuart Gray - currently on Burnley's backroom staff.

Shearer was even going for goalkeeping coach Alan Fettis, who is at Manchester United's academy. But his grand plans were scrapped at the last moment.

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