Newcastle United have a deep coaching staff for the 2022/23 Premier League season under manager Eddie Howe. But who features among the Toon coach’s 12-person backroom team at St James’ Park?
Manager: Eddie Howe
Magpies chiefs named Howe as the latest manager of Newcastle in November 2021 to replace Steve Bruce at the helm. He initially joined the Tyneside outfit on a contract until June 2024. But the Toon agreed to hand the coach new terms in August 2022 after an 11th-place finish in the Premier League.
Howe had already built a reputation in the English game for producing sides that play with a positive and attacking mindset at AFC Bournemouth. But his Magpies line-ups have also embraced a resilient defensive structure. While Newcastle also reached the 2022/23 EFL Cup final since appointing Howe.
Assistant manager: Jason Tindall
Howe reunited with Jason Tindall at St James’ Park after accepting Newcastle’s offer to be the club’s latest manager. The pair first started working together at Bournemouth when Howe took over back in December 2008. Tindall had earlier joined the club as Jimmy Quinn’s assistant in September 2008.
Tindall remained a key part of Newcastle boss Howe’s coaching staff at Bournemouth and followed him to Burnley from January 2011 to October 2012. He also followed Howe back to Dean Court and remained there after the gaffer left in 2020. Tindall oversaw 31 games as the Cherries’ head coach.
Sheffield United briefly hired Tindall as Paul Heckingbottom’s right-hand man from March until June 2021. Howe then called his long-term colleague to join Newcastle’s coaching staff during November 2021. Tindall is yet to extend his initial contract with the St James’ Park natives running to June 2024.
First-team coach: Graeme Jones
Newcastle added Graeme Jones to the club’s coaching staff in January 2021 to add greater expertise to Bruce’s backroom team. He had previously worked in Tindall’s crew with Bournemouth after a 41-game run as manager of Luton Town. Jones was also Newcastle’s caretaker boss after sacking Bruce.
The technical coach has a wealth of experience in dugouts following a playing career that featured a spell with Wigan Athletic. Jones moved into coaching after retiring at Hamilton Academical in 2006. He has since worked for Swansea City, Wigan and Everton plus the Belgium and England national teams.
First-team coach: Simon Weatherstone
Howe added to Newcastle’s coaching staff after he took over in 2021 by hiring Simon Weatherstone. The coach had previously served under the boss as a development coach at Burnley before reuniting at Bournemouth. He initially stayed on at the club as an assistant to Tindall and Jonathan Woodgate.
First-team coach: Stephen Purches
Stephen Purches re-joined Bournemouth as a player under Howe back in 2010 after a previous spell at Dean Court. He would later become the Cherries’ U21 coach in 2014 before joining Howe’s staff in 2017. The ex-midfielder firstly stayed on under Tindall and Woodgate but joined Newcastle in 2021.
Head of goalkeeping: Adam Bartlett
Newcastle promoted Adam Bartlett to the position of head of goalkeeping in October 2022 with the remit of overseeing their men’s, women’s and academy teams. He had previously served as a coach under the Magpies’ former head of goalkeeping, Simon Smith, and as their U21s goalkeeping coach.
Goalkeeping coach: Shwan Jalal
Shwan Jalal left Stockport County to join Newcastle in October 2022 to replace Bartlett as the Toon’s goalkeeping coach. It also marked a reunion for the coach and Howe having played as a goalkeeper under him between 2008 and 2014. He was also a Bournemouth teammate for Tindall and Purches.
Conditioning coach: Nick Grantham
Newcastle hired Nick Grantham to join their coaching staff as a conditioning coach in August 2019. He had served the role of performance manager for the England national team since January 2018 and also continued to do so until May 2021. But the Magpies’ first-team have since been his sole focus.
Video analyst: Mark Leyland
Howe convinced Mark Leyland to accept a role in Newcastle’s coaching staff as their video analyst in December 2021. He had spent the previous eight-and-a-half years at Liverpool after joining the Reds under Brendan Rodgers in 2013. Jurgen Klopp opted to keep him at Anfield after taking over in 2015.
His move to Newcastle also marked a reunion for the former Everton analyst from 2008 to 2012 with Howe. They briefly worked together with Burnley before Leyland stayed on at Turf Moor under Sean Dyche until 2013. Yet Leyland will leave St James’ Park in June 2023 to join the City Football Group.
Goalkeeping performance analyst: Daniel Garcia
Newcastle promoted Daniel Garcia to the role of first-team goalkeeping performance analyst during May 2022. He had previously acted as the Magpies’ U18 goalkeeping coach from July 2019 and as an academy coach from August 2018. The Spaniard joined the Toon after four years at Rayo Vallecano.
Club doctor: Paul Catterson
Paul Catterson has held the role of club doctor among Newcastle’s coaching staff since May 2009. He has since worked amongst the backroom teams at St James’ Park under Chris Hughton, Alan Pardew, John Carver, Steve McClaren, Rafa Benitez, Bruce and Howe. He is also an FA AREA course instructor.
Medial director, physiotherapy: Danny Murphy
Howe added to Newcastle’s coaching staff in October 2022 by tempting Danny Murphy to double his duties as a physiotherapist for England’s U21s. He has worked with The FA since 2017 and joined the Toon as a medical director of physiotherapy. He worked for Tottenham Hotspur from 2007 to 2017.