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Sunderland chairman backs Shearer for Newcastle job

Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn says Alan Shearer is the right man for the Newcastle United job.

He told the Evening Chronicle: "I hated playing against Alan, but he is right for Newcastle United and I wish him well.

"For us it was a feeling of relief because we stayed up on the last day of the season. We got away with it. However, after the relief, I did feel for both Alan Shearer and Gareth Southgate.

"I think it is important to have all the North East teams in the top division.

"I know both of them cannot win it next season, but I would love to see them get back up.

"It would be great for Newcastle if Alan Shearer is the man to do it. I had every sympathy for him when Newcastle went down."

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