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Tottenham and Arsenal players on seven-man Newcastle United shortlist, Toon target could leave for free

After a busy period of speculation, and ultimately a disappointing conclusion, one of the recent stories that might passed some Newcastle United fans by is the news that Graeme Jones has stepped down from his role with England.

Jones, assistant to Toon head coach Steve Bruce, joined Gareth Southgate’s backroom team ahead of Euro 2020. However, the appointment was a temporary one, and Paul Nevin, West Ham United’s first-team, has now re-joined the England coaching staff.

“We'd like to thank Graeme Jones for supporting us during the summer, but the arrangement with Newcastle United was always for that to only be for the duration of the tournament," said Southgate.

“That now allows us the opportunity to welcome Paul back to our coaching team. Paul’s a hugely respected coach, and somebody we know well, so we’re thankful to David Moyes and West Ham for allowing him to support us on the road to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.”

Jones joined Newcastle in late January with the club on an 11-game winless run. The 51-year-old was recruited to bring “fresh ideas” to the training pitch.

We’ve gathered the best of today’s Premier League speculation below…

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