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Top 5 football legends who failed as coaches

Top 5 football legends who failed as coaches
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5. Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer
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For most Premier League fans, Alan Shearer needs no introduction.

The former striker’s record tally of 260 goals in the English top-flight remains untouched despite retiring in 2006. Not even Wayne Rooney or Sergio Aguero have challenged it.

Shearer first rose to prominence in 1994/95 by firing Blackburn Rovers to an expected Premier League title. He later finished third in the 1996 Ballon d’Or poll behind Matthias Sammer and Ronaldo Nazario.

But Shearer’s true legacy was during a 10-year spell at Newcastle, where he achieved cult status at St James’ Park.

He scored 206 goals in 405 appearances across all competitions, but he never won silverware.

And with a desperate Newcastle facing relegation in 2008/09, Shearer returned to save his beloved club. It was his first and only stint as a coach.

The Magpies achieved just one win and two draws in eight games under the football legend. Therefore, they went straight down to the Championship.