Steve Bruce’s trusted duo leave NUFC as Saudi shakeup continues on Tyneside – The Athletic

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!

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One thought on “Steve Bruce’s trusted duo leave NUFC as Saudi shakeup continues on Tyneside – The Athletic

  1. Apparently sources have reported that the Saudi’s are not happy with the present pace of a regeneration of the club.
    Too many people attempting to involve themselves in positions that they have no knowledge of and moving ahead at a snails pace, not only that, it’s a different era than that which Man. Citeh involved themselves in, the present situation being totally different on Tyneside .
    The club itself having been starved of both money and glamour over the last fourteen years bears little resemblance to the entertainers of the turn of the millennium years.
    And it appears the new owner were possibly unaware it had become an elevator club having been relegated twice previously and about to go through the same plight this year having yet to win a game and wallowing in 19th. place.
    It will take forever to become a top four to sixth place side regardless of
    Who takes over and we already see the writing on the wall , with the slow pace of development and the fact that regardless of wealth, a fully developed side both including players and facilities was expected and the fact the Saudi’s have sounded out a top Italian club to purchase instead, apparently th situation has held up their plans.
    Plus the class of the management side of things looks very amateurish
    resulting in no one showing any interest in the club, even knowing the
    amount of money involved, unfortunately for the Saudis it’s not London
    nor are the people presently involved with the rebuilding and they are no different from to-days top manager s, who expect the side to be stacked by big name players and a top notch management group, not some local yokels thinking small, especially with the popularity of the sport and it’s expansion for the tv networks and the introduction of the
    US networks who have recognized the growth of the game and instigated themselves as possible rivals to a Saudi Arabia intent on becoming a possible broadcaster and seller of tv rights.
    Watch out folks this takeover could end as quickly as it was brought about.


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