What’s the latest Newcastle news?
Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, England boss Gareth Southgate revealed he had drafted the former Luton boss into his coaching set-up ahead of this summer’s tournament.
Jones, who joined Newcastle in January, has previously worked with Belgium manager Roberto Martinez at international tournaments before, though is expected to return to St James’ Park ahead of next season.
How well has he done at Newcastle?
Obviously, we aren’t privy to exactly what happens on the training field but The Daily Mail did claim yesterday that figures close to the Newcastle dressing room viewed his arrival in early 2021 as a major reason as to why the team were able to turn their season around.
Following the 3-2 win over Southampton in February (one of Jones’ first games), analyst Mark Thompson of Twenty3 spoke of the tactical versatility Newcastle were starting to show on an attacking front too.
What did Southgate say about Jones?
“They have been incredibly supportive and I’m very appreciative of that.”