Chopra wants Shearer at Town
Ipswich striker Michael Chopra has thrown his backing behind Alan Shearer as the Suffolk club search for a new manager.
Paul Jewell parted ways with Town by mutual consent on Wednesday after Tuesday night's 2-1 home defeat to Derby left them 11 games without a win and bottom of the Championship table.
Several candidates including the likes of Alan Curbishley, Mick McCarthy and former Ipswich boss George Burley have been linked.
But Chopra is under no illusions as to who he wants as the next man in charge, having played alongside Shearer during his own time at Newcastle between 2002-2006.
"I would love to see Alan Shearer as manager - such a good person and worked, played under some great managers including Sir Bobby Robson," Chopra wrote on his twitter account.
Shearer enjoyed a brief temporary stint in charge of Newcastle from April 2009 until the end of the 2008/09 season but was unable to prevent relegation from the Premier League.