Newcastle United set for coaching appointment with Graeme Jones lined up for role

Steve Bruce is looking to strengthen his coaching team after nine games without a win, according to reports.

Bruce, under pressure at relegation-threatened Newcastle United, is reportedly keen to bring Gateshead-born Graeme Jones to St James’s Park.

It’s reported that Jones, first-team coach at Bournemouth, is “in talks” with Newcastle over a backroom role. Bournemouth have made no comment, though the Gazette understands that there has not yet been an official approach for Jones, who was part of the coaching team that took charge of this morning’s training session at the Championship club.

Jones, 50, left Luton Town last year with the club second-bottom of the Championship.


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Bruce is already assisted by Steve Agnew, Stephen Clemence, Steve Harper and Ben Dawson. United’s head coach has previously revealed several members of his backroom team were among those who tested positive for Covid-19 during the recent outbreak at the club’s training ground.

Graeme Jones.