Arriving at Kenilworth Road ahead of Luton Town’s first season back in the Championship for over a decade, Graeme Jones was tasked of surviving the second-tier drop.
The Hatters immediately found things difficult making the step up to Championship level, finishing the calendar year in 23rd place and only a point above Wigan Athletic occupying bottom spot.
With things continuing to worsen at the start of 2020, Jones and his side entered the Covid-enforced break six points adrift from safety, with just nine games of the season left to play.
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During the three-and-a-half month break, the Hatters parted company with Jones, with Nathan Jones coming back ahead of project restart.
At the end of that campaign, Jones was brought in at Bournemouth, joining the club as a first-team coach.
Spending five months in his role down on the south coast, Jones departed Bournemouth in January 2021, taking the same role at Newcastle United in the Premier League.
When last season came to an end, it was confirmed that Jones was set to link up with the England squad for their Euro 2020 campaign, returning to the north-east ahead of this season.
With Jones within Steve Bruce’s managerial team at St James’ Park, the 52-year-old took temporary charge of the Magpies when they parted company with the vastly-experienced manager.
Jones held the role of interim head-coach for three games, accumulating two points from a possible nine before Eddie Howe was appointed.
Jones’ role at Newcastle now is not as visible, however, he is still an integral member of Howe’s managerial team at St James’ Park.