As revealed by The Athletic, Stephen Clemence and Steve Agnew have now left their coaching positions at Newcastle United.
The report states that Eddie Howe finalising his restructure of the club’s backroom staff, however Graeme Jones looks set to stay on.
Clemence and Agnew – who worked with Steve Bruce at Hull, Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday – were absent from all of the training photos released last week, however they had remained on Tyneside to help out Jones in the gap between Bruce’s exit and Howe’s appointment.
Howe’s backroom team is yet to be officially announced, but the 43-year-old did confirm in his unveiling that Jason Tindall (assistant), Stephen Purches (first-team coach), Simon Weatherstone (first-team coach) and Dan Hodges (head of sport science) would be joining him on Tyneside.
In that press conference, our new boss also had this to say about current coach and recent interim manager Graeme Jones:
“I’m delighted to work with Graeme,”
“I think adding someone to my backroom team was something that I’d looked at and considered during my break and it’s something that I positively wanted to do. So having Graeme already here in situ, as someone I know, respect and really like, I think it’s going to be a perfect match for us.”
With the shakeup on Tyneside well and truly under way, let’s hope Lee Charnley is the next man to go once we have a director of football in place!