THE Singaporean cousins trying to buy Newcastle want Toon legend Alan Shearer as manager.

Terence and Nelson Loh head the Bellagraph Nova Group alongside businesswoman Evangeline Shen and believe they are at an advanced stage of buying out owner Mike Ashley.

The investor group on Sunday said they had “enlisted the help of” Magpies hero Shearer.

A BN Group insider claimed: “We’ve offered Alan the manager’s position, or whatever he would like to do in the club.

“He has already accepted to work with us if our takeover goes through.”

Shearer was unavailable for comment but the group said in a statement: "We are at an advanced stage of negotiation having already provided a Letter of Intent, as well as a Proof of Funds on August 10. 

"In addition to the engagement to Newcastle Football Club and community, we have enlisted the help of England captain Alan Shearer and former player Michael Chopra.

"BN Group founders declared their willingness to massively contribute to the development of the club through their solid and international structure and a combined business/sport- devoting mindset."