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Shearer won't consider England role

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer isn't interested in joining Fabio Capello's England backroom team.

The Sunday Mirror says the 63-times capped Newcastle legend has his sights set on club rather than country as he prepares for a move into management.

Shearer will continue his work as a BBC analyst at the Euro 2008 finals in Austria and Switzerland before deciding on a career in football management.

A source said: "Alan is flattered that he is being linked with a role alongside Capello in the England set-up. He admires Capello and knows it would give him the chance to learn from a top coach.

"But there have to be doubts about how he would fit in with a largely Italian staff and whether it would ever lead to anything other than a coaching role.

"Alan has always been a leader of men and his ambition since doing his badges is to be in sole charge of a team. That's why he will take his time and weigh up his options."

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