When will Newcastle United appoint a new manager? That’s the golden question at St James’ Park right now.

Steve Bruce left the club just over a week ago, but the new Toon owners still don’t seem close to naming his replacement.

Graeme Jones took charge of the Magpies last time out against Crystal Palace, and he looks set to continue in that role versus Chelsea on Saturday.

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And according to the Northern Echo, Jones could be in charge of the side when they head to Brighton next week as well.

That is the final game before the November international break, which could be a pivotal two weeks for the Magpies.

Newcastle eye double appointment during the international break

The Northern Echo report that Newcastle want to make not one but two major appointments before the Brentford game on November 20th.

 

They report that the owners would like to have a new manager in the dugout for the game, as well as a sporting director in place behind the scenes.

That will feel like a lifetime for Toon fans, who are desperate for the club to name Bruce’s replacement.

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But the new owners have been shackled by the speed at which the takeover happened.

They want to get decisions right, and to do that they need to take their time. While it is frustrating for fans, it will be worth it in the end.

Appointing a sporting director will be crucial, as it should help dictate the direction in which the club is going. But fans will be more concerned about who the next manager is, as the need for Premier League points intensifies.

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