Alan Shearer admits he is "in limbo" over his situation at St James' Park.
The Magpies are still to appoint a permanent manager as uncertainty over the Coca-Cola Championship club's ownership persists despite Shearer indicating he would like the job on a full-time basis.
"I know as much as you," said Shearer when questioned tonight ahead of a charity match for former mentor Sir Bobby Robson.
It is thought that a long-term appointment is unlikely until owner Mike Ashley completes his intended £100million sale of the club.
"I would dearly love it to be sorted out one way or the other then the club can move forward," Shearer added. "I am the same as everyone else, I am in limbo. I don't know what is going on.
"Everyone is telling me there are people in to buy the club. If that is the case, then great."
Shearer added that he remains fully committed to the club and said that reports claiming he is set to walk away because of the uncertainty are untrue.
He said: "I don't know where that's come from, it's certainly not from myself.
"I want it sorted out as quickly as everyone else does.
"I'm a fan like everyone else and I don't like to see the situation the club is in."
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