Alan Shearer's talks for Cardiff City job break down

Alan Shearer confirms that talks for the manager's job at Cardiff City have been "unsuccessful".

Alan Shearer has confirmed that talks for the managerial role at Cardiff City have been "unsuccessful".

The former England striker had emerged as the frontrunner for the job - made available following the dismissal of Dave Jones last month - in recent days.

In a statement last night, Shearer said: "I can confirm that I was one of the candidates that the club spoke to about the vacant manager's position at Cardiff City. During these talks I was most impressed with the vision, ambition and determination of the owner Dato Chan Tien Ghee and the board.

"Unfortunately those talks were unsuccessful on this occasion. Cardiff City is a great club and I wish them every success next season."

Shearer's only managerial experience was at the helm of Newcastle for a run of eight games in 2009. He won only one and The Magpies were relegated to the Championship that season.

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