Wigan Athletic hero joins Newcastle

Wigan Athletic legend Graeme Jones has spoken of his absolute pride at joining the coaching ranks at his boyhood club Newcastle.

Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 11:42 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 11:44 am
Graeme Jones

The 50-year-old, who had been working as assistant to Jason Tindall at Bournemouth, has accepted a similar role with the Toon - where he'll be No.2 to ex-Latics chief Steve Bruce.

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

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

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"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."

Under-fire manager Bruce added: "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."

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