Shearer thought long and hard about whether he could help Keegan, before concluding another "dominant personality" is not what the Magpies need at present.
Shearer told The Sun: "Throughout the talks, all I was thinking about was what would be best for Newcastle - not what would be best for me. This club has given me too much for me to turn my back at a time when I might be able to help. But I don´t think I would be a help right now - and I have explained that to Kevin."
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