Steve Bruce has confirmed that Graeme Jones is set to join his coaching staff at Newcastle United.
Jones became part of the coaching staff at AFC Bournemouth in the summer, as Jason Tindall took over from Eddie Howe at the Vitality Stadium.
Tindall, with Jones’ influence, has guided Bournemouth to sixth place in the Championship, as they continue to push towards the automatic promotion places.
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But as we move into the second half of the campaign, Jones looks set to depart Bournemouth and move to Newcastle United.
Steve Bruce has this morning confirmed that Jones is set to join his coaching staff at St. James’ Park, and assist alongside Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence.
Via Sky Sports’ Keith Downie, he said: “We’ve been looking at it for a few weeks now, & hope to get things sorted in the next 24 hours or so. A fresh voice & ideas is not a bad thing. He’s also a Newcastle fan – that’s what tipped him our way.”
Jones was born in Gateshead, and has previously been assistant to Roberto Martinez at Everton and Belgium. He’s also been in charge of Luton Town in the Championship.
This could be a positive move.
Newcastle are obviously in dire straits at the moment and perhaps need some fresh ideas to come from the dugout.
Jones has a passion for Newcastle United and wants to see the club do well, and he’s worked for some big clubs alongside some reputable names.
He is an experienced man, and a fresh face on the coaching staff could be beneficial going forward as Newcastle look to get out of this rut.