Former Newcastle striker Shearer has been touted as a possible successor to under-fire Allardyce at St James´ Park should owner Mike Ashley decide to dispense with his services after a poor start to the season.
"Sam is a very experienced manager and I think he will be able to guide them through the times they are having at the moment. I am sure he could do with Alan coming out and saying, ´I´m not interested,´" Southgate told The Times.
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