Alan Shearer blames the Premier League relegation of Newcastle on Michael Owen back in 2009, according to Michael Bridges.
Owen’s new autobiography, re My Life, My Time, has raised the lid on a 10-year spat involving the group since their time together at St James’ Park.
From the novel, former Liverpool and England ahead Owen describes joining Newcastle from Real Madrid in 2005 to associate Shearer’downward measure’.
Bridges, who performed both during his career, considers Owen hasn’t just”disrespected the club massively” but also claims Shearer, who had been interim manager in the time of their 2009 relegation, blames Owen’s mindset and lack of effort for your club’s passing.
“After Alan (Shearer) got the job, he kind of stored Michael Owen liable for part of their relegation,” Bridges advised Optus Sports.
“And that comes out of a guy named Paul Ferris, that had been the physio in the moment.
“He said for a guy that has played only 58 Premier League matches for Newcastle – scored 26 goals, shot $22m in salary from the club – to mention he didn’t wish to be there, did not like it… I think he is disrespected the club massively.
“Ferris stated in the last six months of Owen’s arrangement that they could not even get him to play in games since he was worried about the next deal which was forthcoming.
‘he holds him accountable it has never been spoken about by Alan although his heart wasn’t in it.
“And it’s likely to be coming out from the book and he is really mad a lot of Newcastle fans.”