“I went to see the FA about four or five years ago and said I wanted the job,” Shearer told the BBC.”
“They just looked at me and said ‘No, it’s a lack of experience’. I said: ‘well, you’ve hired experience, you pay them an absolute fortune, I could not have done any worse than those guys’.”
Shearer has little managerial experience – which is at club level when he took charge of Newcastle for eight games in 2009 and was unable to stop the club from relegation.
However, the former marksman says he wants to be involved in some way in the next England backroom set up.
“I would offer my services again, even if Gareth Southgate got the job”, he said.
“I would offer my experience of tournaments, for him to take players who have been there and done it has to be of benefit.”
In his playing days, Alan Shearer was widely regarded as one of the world’s best striker.