- Graeme Jones brought in from Bournemouth to assist manager
- Bruce says Jones was his first choice and is not a threat
Steve Bruce says he is fed up with “conspiracy theories” surrounding Graeme Jones’s installation as Newcastle’s assistant head coach and does not regard the newcomer as “a threat”.
“I reiterate again he was my first choice,” said Bruce, who seems irked by suggestions that Jones is being positioned to potentially replace him and replied “no” to an inquiry as to whether he regarded the former Bournemouth first-team coach as a threat. “We were talking about him weeks ago when we first discussed bringing someone in to help us. I don’t see what all the fuss is about. I wish I could put all these conspiracies to bed.”