According to the Northern Echo, Graeme Jones is not being considered to become the permanent Newcastle United manager.
That should come as no surprise to Toon fans, with a plethora of big names being linked with replacing the yet to depart Steve Bruce.
The 60-year-old is expected to lose his job before the Tottenham clash, which was set to be his 1000th game in management.
It has been reported that Jones will take charge of the team on Sunday, operating as a caretaker boss while the new owners decide who they want to take the club forward.
That news certainly excited Toon fans, who have been impressed with Jones since he joined the club in January.
And supporters aren’t the only ones who like the 51-year-old coach.
Graeme Jones is ‘extremely highly regarded’ at Newcastle
The Northern Echo report that Jones is ‘extremely highly regarded’ by Amanda Staveley and her inner circle.
That’s high praise for the Gateshead-born tactician, who has made a big impression since joining Newcastle earlier in the year.
Jones was brought in to boost Bruce’s backroom staff, and he certainly did that.
The Magpies have had a bit more of a game plan since he arrived, with Callum Wilson stating that Jones is more tactically aware than Bruce.
Jones is also held in high regard by Gareth Southgate, who took him to the Euros as England made it to the final.
The fact he’s well-liked by Staveley should keep him in the job no matter who replaces Bruce. That’s certainly a good thing, as Jones has more than proven his worth during his time at St James’ Park.