Shearer set for Newcastle return under new Saudi owners after £300m takeover

Alan Shearer is understood to be set for a return to Newcastle United under the club's new Saudi Arabian owners after their £300million takeover of the club was completed.

The deal was finalised and announced on Thursday afternoon after months of talks, ending the 14-year reign of Mike Ashley as the club's controversial owner.

New co-owner Amanda Staveley has already begun laying out her vision for the club, telling Sportsmail that the club are now eyeing a league title within the next five to 10 years.

It is also understood that manager Steve Bruce will be sacked and receive an £8million pay-off.

The latest name to be linked with replacing Bruce is Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers, who joins Steven Gerrard and Antonio Conte in being linked with the Newcastle hot seat.

It's not just a new manager that could land a job at the club either, as Sportsmail also report that the new owners have already made contact with Shearer and Kevin Keegan with regards to returning to the club as ambassadors.

In addition to the ambassadorial roles, the statue of Shearer at St. James' Park is also set to be moved from its current location, above an old public toilet.

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Shearer is the club's all-time top scorer having found the back of the net 206 times for the club in 405 appearances between 1996 and 2006.

He joined the club for a then world record fee from Blackburn Rovers in 1996, returning to the city of his birth, and stayed until his retirement.

He returned as interim manager in 2009 to oversee the final eight games of the season but was unable to save the club from relegation to the Championship.

As for Keegan, he spent two years with the club as a player during the 1980s before having two spells as manager at St. James' Park.

During the first, between 1992 and 1997, he guided the club back into the top flight and took them to back to back second place finishes in the Premier League.

He returned again in 2008 for a short spell in charge after Ashley had taken ownership of the club.

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