Newcastle United could now be in danger of losing Graeme Jones if Roberto Martinez becomes the new manager of FC Barcelona, claims Lee Ryder.
The Lowdown: Bust-up
It has been reported recently that Jones has been involved in a bust-up with Dwight Gayle on the training ground, in which Jamal Lascelles had to step in to try to break up.
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However, the assistant coach to Steve Bruce has generally made a positive impact since arriving at St. James’ Park, as Callum Wilson praised him upon his arrival.
The Latest: Ryder on Jones
Writing in his latest piece for The Chronicle, Ryder has now claimed that Jones could leave the North East, if Martinez replaces Ronald Koeman at Barcelona.
There has been a rumour that the Belgium international manager could succeed the under-pressure Dutchman, and Jones has worked with him before with Belgium as well as at Everton and Wigan Athletic.
The Verdict: Keep
The Tyneside club need to keep hold of Jones if Martinez ends up at Barcelona, so that he can continue to assist Bruce on the touchline.
There is simply no need to get rid of him, and even though the chance to work at one of the most prestigious clubs in world football may be a tempting offer, Jones should stay put for now – look at how the results improved when he arrived last season.
Nonetheless, this is all speculation at the moment, and only time will tell whether any moves materialise.
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