I hear rumours that Alan Shearer is coming to Munster as part of the coaching team.
On the face of it, this sounds crazy, but maybe it isn’t as bonkers as you might imagine. After all, Shearer has a lot in common with the Munster ethos, sticking with Newcastle throughout his career and remaining largely unaffected by the bullshit surrounding his celebrity.
Apart from that, he’s a fucking great player and he knows a bit about motivation which is what drives Munster. So maybe his coaching will be in the head rather than on the field.
Donj’t forget, Roy Keane delivered a dressing-room team talk before the Heineken Cup final in 2006, and look what happened after that!