Graeme Jones is reportedly in line to manage the first game of the new Newcastle United era.
The Magpies face Tottenham on October 17th, and St James’ Park is sold out.
At the moment Steve Bruce is the Newcastle manager, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be in charge for much longer.
The Telegraph have reported that a decision regarding his future will be made early next week, but things aren’t looking good for the 60-year-old.
They add that if Bruce does go, Jones is likely to be promoted to caretaker manager as they look for a full-time replacement, starting with the game against Spurs.
Jones’ stock has dramatically risen since he joined Newcastle in January. The 51-year-old helped change the club’s fortunes, with the Magpies eventually finishing 12th in the Premier League.
Jones then went to the Euros with England, helping Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions reach the final.
It will be the right decision if the club decides to relieve Bruce of his duties. Despite the feelgood factor among fans right now, they have grown tired of the manager.
The new owners have a big decision to make with regards to who takes the club forward as manager. They need to take their time to get it right.
But that doesn’t mean they should leave Bruce in charge in the meantime. Handing the reins to Jones while they look for a new manager is the right thing to do.
Hopefully this decision is made soon, giving Jones enough time to prepare the players for what is set to be a huge game against Tottenham. That’s what fans want to see, even if it denies Bruce his 1000th game in the Premier League as a manager…