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Newcastle legend Shearer stunned by England link

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer admits he's stunned to be linked with the England job.

Shearer said: "I am surprised as anyone to see my name up there."

The ex-Three Lions skipper, is the bookies' fourth favourite behind Jose Mourinho, Martin O'Neill and Fabio Capello to succeed Steve McClaren.

But Shearer, 37, added: "I think there are many more candidates above me with a lot more experience than I have. I've taken my coaching badges and my A and B licences and management does interest me at some stage.

"But when that is don't know. Right now I'm happy with what I am doing as a pundit for the BBC."

The ex-Newcastle and Blackburn goalscoring hero does not agree it is an impossible job.

He added: "I think it is a great job for someone.

"I believe there are some very good players in that England squad.

"It is just about getting the best out of them."

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