However, Eddie Howe, set to be confirmed as the relegation-threatened club’s new coach, is expected to be at the Amex Stadium to watch the Premier League game.
Jones revealed yesterday that he would take charge for a third time following the departure of Steve Bruce last month.
“I’m taking it,” said Jones. “I’ve prepared the team all week. Obviously, the owners have communicated with me, so I know where we are with things. I’m here to do the best I can for the football club, and that’s what I’ve done.”
Howe, out of work since leaving Bournemouth last year, is understood to have agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal at Newcastle following talks with the club’s new owners this week. The Brighton game is followed by a two-week international break, and Howe’s first game in charge is set to be the November 20 home game against Brentford.