By Danny Wright

4th Sep, 2017 | 11:51am

Given aims hilarious dig at Shearer for disastrous Newcastle manager spell

By Danny Wright

Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Shay Given has hilariously mocked Alan Shearer for his short-lived managerial spell at St. James’ Park.

Shearer spent just under two months as interim manager of the Magpies when they suffered their first ever relegation from the Premier League in 2009.

Given was asking for suggestions for a title for his upcoming autobiography when Tyneside legend Shearer responded by making reference to the movie 50 Shades of Gray.

The former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper then quipped on his personal Twitter account: “Beats 14 days as a manager.”

Match of the Day pundit Shearer took charge of just eight games during his interim tenure at St. James’ Park but only picked up five points in that time.

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The Magpies’ relegation was confirmed on the final day of the 2008/09 campaign when they lost 1-0 to Aston Villa.

Understandably, Shearer wasn’t given the job on a full time basis after his disastrous spell at the helm and was replaced by Chris Hughton, who managed to help Newcastle win the Championship title the following year to secure an instant return to the top-flight.

Given spent 12 years on the books at Newcastle and is currently without a club after being released by Stoke at the end of last season.

His career has also seen him have spells at Blackburn, Manchester City and Aston Villa.

In other Newcastle United news, this agent has revealed that an international striker could have signed for the Magpies this summer.

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