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Twitter reacts to Newcastle legend Shearer throwing name into England hat

By Amir Mir

Alan Shearer has thrown his name into the hat to replace Roy Hodgson as England manager – and Twitter is not sure if he is the right man for the job.

The England and Newcastle legend said that he was turned down by the Football Association for the England post many years ago because he had very little managerial experience.

“I went to see the FA four or five years ago and I said, ‘I want it, I’ll have that job’,” said Shearer, speaking as BBC pundit on Monday night. “They looked at me and said, ‘No, it’s a lack of experience’. And I said, ‘You’ve hired experienced guys, you’ve paid them an absolute fortune, I could not have done any worse than those guys’.”

The 45-year-old represented England as a player for eight years winning 63 caps, but his only managerial spell lasted for two months at Newcastle in 2009.

“I’d definitely speak to them, absolutely. I would offer my experience and tournament experience,” Shearer added.

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Here are some of the reactions from the England supporters on Twitter:

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