Taylor urges Shearer to stay on at Newcastle

The England Under-21 captain believes Shearer is the only manager able to resuscitate the club following relegation from the Premier League.

“The only person I think can take us back up is Alan Shearer,” said Taylor, 23. “He has been fantastic to work with and let’s hope I get the chance to work with him again. He has been unbelievable with all the players.

“There have to be big changes after this and people need to realise it is an honour to play for Newcastle United Football Club. It doesn’t matter what club you are at, you have to give it 100 per cent and the past 10 months hasn’t been good enough.

“I hope relegation can help the club rebuild. It has happened in the past but we need stability.”

He continued: “We have to perform and get back up and go through that league and win it. We’ll take so much frustration out on it. We’ll have to show teams we mean business.

“We are not going to be an easy touch. We want to be back, we are a Premier League team so we need to be back up here as quick as possible.

“For the lads and myself getting relegated was the worst day in our careers. The dressing room was like a funeral afterwards. It was absolutely dead. Relegation has devastated everybody.

“It is starting to sink in now we are a Championship team and we have to deal with it. We have to put ourselves back up there.

“St James’ Park is going to have to be a fortress. This season I think far too many teams have come to Newcastle and taken too many points off us.”