Graeme Jones has given his first press conference as caretaker manager this morning ahead of Saturday’s trip to Selhurst Park. He has confirmed that Newcastle’s new owners have asked him to take charge of the next two matches.
So Jones will be on the touchline at Crystal Palace tomorrow afternoon as well as against Chelsea a week later at St. James’ Park, which will be a very proud moment for the boyhood Newcastle fan.
Newcastle have released the following interview NUFC TV conducted with Jones earlier. This is a very professional interview from Jones in which he is respectful of Steve Bruce but also instills confidence that he can get the players focused for tomorrow’s ultra-important match at Crystal Palace.
?? Taking interim charge of his boyhood club
?? Remaining professional
?? Preparing for Palace
?? Travelling fans
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 22, 2021
It appears the search for Bruce’s permanent successor will continue through next week. The board conducted a remote interview with Paulo Fonseca on Wednesday but have some other candidates lined up to speak to.
Here is a video from Jones’s press conference in which he confirms that he will take charge for the next two matches.
? "They've asked me to take the team for the next two games."
Newcastle's caretaker manager Graeme Jones confirms that he will be in charge against Crystal Palace and Chelsea pic.twitter.com/9TeKCpBQVV
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) October 22, 2021
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