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Redknapp confident Shearer will save Newcastle

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has backed Alan Shearer to save Newcastle from relegation this season. The Magpies are two points from safety and face Redknapp's Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

"It was a fantastic appointment," Redknapp said on Shearer becoming temporary Newcastle manager.

"They couldn't have picked anyone better than Alan Shearer - he was the one person who could get the place a massive lift like he has.

"He has fantastic knowledge of the game and what he achieved in the game makes him one of the all-time great players. If anyone can pull Newcastle around Alan is the man to do it."

"If you look at Liverpool when they took Kenny Dalglish, what a job he did there," Redknapp said. "He came straight out of playing into managing. When you have that type of knowledge that Alan has got it is not a problem."

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