I would love Alan Shearer to be next Town boss says Chopra – as former boss Burley enters the frame

MICHAEL Chopra believes one-time Newcastle team mate Alan Shearer would be an ideal choice to replace Paul Jewell as manager of Ipswich Town.

The Blues striker this morning tweeted his support of both Jewell and England goalscoring legend Alan Shearer as the race to be the next Ipswich boss heats up.

George Burley, the last Town manager to lead the club into the Premier League, has also thrown his hat into the ring while we understand fellow former Blues hero Terry Butcher is keen on an interview.

Chopra wrote: “A disappointing day yesterday with Paul Jewell leaving. Want to wish Paul all the best in the future, now a massive game Saturday.

“Need to get this great club back where it belongs. Who do the fans want as manager?

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“I would love to see Alan Shearer as manager, such a good person and worked (and) played under some great managers including Sir Bobby Robson.”

Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio might also want a chance to manage Ipswich having been rumoured to be interested in the vacancies at divisional rivals Blackburn and Bolton.

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