Former Luton boss Graeme Jones becomes Newcastle United assistant

Ex-Hatters chief joins his boyhood club

Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 11:44 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 11:48 am
Former Luton boss Graeme Jones

Former Luton boss Graeme Jones has joined the coaching staff at Premier League strugglers Newcastle United.

The 50-year-old, who spent just under 12 months in charge of Luton, leaving in April last year, leaves his job at AFC Bournemouth to become an assistant to Magpies boss Steve Bruce, working alongside Steve Agnew, Stephen Clemence and Steve Harper.

Speaking to the club website, Jones, a Newcastle fans, said: "I'm proud to be here at the team I supported as a boy, and all of my life.

"During my playing and coaching career, it has always been the first result I would look for after my own.

"Now, I've hopefully got a chance to have a direct influence on results and the future of the football club, which is something I'm very excited for."

Head coach Bruce said: "I'm delighted to welcome Graeme on board.

"He is vastly experienced and I could tell speaking to him that he is hugely passionate about the club and very keen to join us.

"He is from here but has been away for 35 years so the opportunity to come in and give us a hand is one he has jumped at."

A statement on the Bournemouth website said: "The club would like to thank Graeme for his hard work while with the Cherries and wish him all the best in his future in the game."

Jones moves to a Newcastle side under real pressure in the top flight, sitting in 16th place and without a win in their last nine league games.