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Bournemouth's Graeme Jones given permission to talk to Newcastle

Bournemouth’s Graeme Jones given permission to talk to Newcastle over assistant manager role as Steve Bruce looks to add another coach to his staff in bid to fix current slump in form

  • Steve Bruce is looking to add another coach to his staff at Newcastle
  • Bournemouth’s Graeme Jones has been given permission to hold talks
  • Jones made a formal request to the Championship club on Saturday  

Graeme Jones has been given permission by Bournemouth to speak to Newcastle United about joining Steve Bruce’s coaching staff, Sportsmail understands.

Sportsmail revealed on Friday that the Magpies were trying to bring in another coach to work alongside assistants and Stephen Clemence and Steve Agnew.

And Jones made a formal request to Bournemouth on Saturday to open official talks with the Magpies.

Steve Bruce is trying to bring in a new member of his backroom staff at Newcastle United

Gateshead-born Graeme Jones (left) is in talks for the role and currently works at Bournemouth

The 50-year-old, who was born in Gateshead, has previously worked as Roberto Martinez’s assistant, most recently with the Belgium national side.

He was appointed Luton manager in 2019 but left the club last April with the team second from bottom in the Championship.

Jones then took up a coaching role at Bournemouth under Jason Tindall last summer but now looks set to return to his native North-East.

Newcastle travel to Aston Villa on Saturday night looking to reverse a run of nine matches without victory.

The Magpies have suffered a serious slump in form with pressure mounting on the manager




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