Jones – who was a vocal figure on the touchline after arriving in January – accepted a very different challenge this summer. England manager Gareth Southgate recruited Jones to his coaching team ahead of Euro 2020.
The Football Association have posted a video on YouTube of Jones working with Southgate’s squad ahead of Friday’s Group D game against Scotland at Wembley. Jones sets up a shooting challenge for Marcus Rashford, Jack Grealish and Jordan Henderson among others – and one player, in particular, catches the eye with a stunning volley.
The drill is an insight into the unseen work 51-year-old Jones did with Newcastle’s players after answering Bruce’s mid-season call. At the time, the club was on an 11-game winless run.