Alan Shearer has revealed that he turned down the chance to manage Cardiff City in 2011.

Two years after an ill-fated spell with Newcastle United, which ended in relegation to the Championship, Shearer was sounded out to take over in Wales as a replacement for Dave Jones, who had been at the club for six years.

Despite initial interest, Shearer explained that when he spoke to the club for a second time, things had changed and the rapidly changing scenery put him off taking over.

Since then, Shearer has been a regular on Match of the Day, and recently was added to the team at The Athletic as a columnist.

Sounds much less stressful than being a football manager, that’s for sure.

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