16.1 Primeknit in Newcastle on Thursday was that Jones was an
overwhelming favourite to get the job and that Newcastle CEO Lawrie McKinna
could make an announcement as early as Friday.
Jones, who is from Newcastle and has twice previously been an assistant coach
at the Jets, is currently in charge of both Adelaide United's youth team and
In Adelaide on Thursday, the speculation was that Jones had told Adelaide
officials he was taking up the job at Newcastle.
The World Game spoke to Jones on Thursday night and he was guarded in what he
had to say.
"Obviously I'm keen to get the opportunity, but I don't want to jeopardise
that possibility by talking too much," Jones said."So, hoping to get an
opportunity and hoping to find out soon, I guess."
Jones said he was still in Adelaide and continuing with his normal coaching
"I've got some NPL trial games tonight that I'm watching," he said. "I
appreciate your call and hopefully I'll know something very soon."
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Purechaos black Sydney Wanderers at Cessnock on Saturday and it
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reins that quickly.
If there is no announcement on Friday, then there may not be one until early
next week.Newcastle will play their first-round game in the A-League against
Adelaide United at Hunter Stadium on Sunday, October 9.
McKinna was saying on Thursday that a decision on a coach had not yet been
finalised, but it is understood X 16+
Purechaos gold Jones was still on the short-list when it was
earlier cut to three and the word out of Newcastle is that he is a red-hot
The suggestion is that Jones, 50, could have Clayton Zane as his assistant
coach at the Jets. Zane has been preparing the team as caretaker-coach since
Scott Miller was sacked as coach several weeks ago.
Thoughts of hiring a coach from overseas – former Premier League star Teddy
Sheringham had been mentioned – were abandoned, apparently because of cost.
And it is getting so late in the day for a decision now that it is felt the
appointment of a local with a real feel for football in the Newcastle area,
namely Jones, makes increasing sense.