Graeme Jones reveals how long he's got as Newcastle United's interim head coach

Graeme Jones could stay in charge of Newcastle United until the next international break.

Jones was placed in charge on an “interim basis” this week following the departure of head coach Steve Bruce on Wednesday following a winless start to the season.

Part-owner Amanda Staveley told Jones to prepare the team for tomorrow’s game against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park while the potential successors to Bruce, among them former Roma manager Paulo Fonseca, are interviewed by the club’s new owners.

“I spoke to the owners on Wednesday morning, and obviously they asked me to take the team on an interim basis for the next two games, Crystal Palace and Chelsea at home (on October 30),” said Jones. “And, as I’ve said previously, I’m fully focused on preparing the team as best I can, and being competitive in games.”

Steve Bruce and Graeme Jones last weekend.

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