Bournemouth first-team coach Graeme Jones is in talks with Newcastle United over taking on a coaching role at the club, according to the Daily Mail.

Manager Steve Bruce is keen to add to his coaching staff in a bid to turn the side’s fortunes around.

Jones has impressive CV

Jones has plenty of experience to bring to the north east. He has held coaching roles at Everton and West Brom. He also worked under Roberto Martinez for the Belgium national team.

Jones managed Luton Town in the Championship, although he lasted less than a year in the role.

Graeme Jones during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bournemouth and Wycombe Wanderers. (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

Now he looks set for a return to the Premier League as Newcastle look to avoid being sucked into a relegation battle.

Bad times for Toon

Newcastle have failed to win any of their last nine matches in all competitions. The run has seen the side drop to 15th in the table, while they have also been dumped out of both domestic cup competitions in the past month.

 

It’s clear something needs to change but adding a coach may not be the adjustment many Newcastle fans have been looking for.

With a number of supporters calling for Bruce’s head, news of a backroom addition suggests they won’t get their wish.

Injury boost

Newcastle will look to get back to winning ways this weekend when they take on Aston Villa.

Facing Jack Grealish and co at Villa Park may seem daunting.

However, news that Allan Saint-Maximin is set to return to the squad after two months on the sidelines is just the boost they need.

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