Former Newcastle United number nine Alan Shearer has said talks about becoming Cardiff City’s new manager have stalled, after the Match of the Day pundit found out that managing a football team did not involve repeating the same five lines week in week out and laughing at Alan Hansen jokes. Shearer was said to be in talks with the Welsh Championship side but was disappointed at interview stage when his top line of ‘that’s the sign of champions, grinding out results’ failed to impress.

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