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Delays at Newcastle? Update on Magpies’ plans for boss Graeme Jones

Delays at Newcastle? Update on Magpies’ plans for boss Graeme Jones

Jones to continue on touchline at Newcastle

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caretaker boss Graeme Jones looks set to continue in that capacity for the next handful of fixtures after Amanda Staveley notified him of the current situation at the club.

According to Times Sport, Jones will be the temporary commanding officer for the Magpies as the hunt continues for the next manager at Newcastle after the club parted ways with Steve Bruce.

With plans now set in motion during the interim period, Jones will preside over the next two fixtures on the Newcastle calendar; a weekend visit to the capital to take on Crystal Palace and then a home fixture against table-topping Chelsea at St. James’ Park.

It should not be expected for Jones to feature on the touchline for any period extended past the two match plan discussed by Staveley as Newcastle remain adamant that finding the next piece of the new regime on Tyneside.

Hunt continues for Bruce successor

Newcastle continue to search for the best possible candidate to headline the regime change on the pitch at St. James Park in the wake of the club being purchased by a PIF-led consortium ownership group.

Delays at Newcastle? Update on Magpies’ plans for boss Graeme Jones

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 03: Frank Lampard, Manager of Chelsea looks on during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on January 03, 2021 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Former Chelsea boss and club icon Frank Lampard is the latest name to be linked with the Newcastle vacancy but it is thought that ex-AS Roma headmaster Paulo Fonseca is the top name on the current shortlist of options.

With a two-week deadline now being placed on the lifespan of Graeme Jones’ tenure as caretaker, Geordies the world over will be hopeful that the first steps under new ownership will finally be taken.


This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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