Graeme Jones urges Newcastle’s new owners to appoint a permanent manager, as he warns that the Magpies are in a relegation battle following the sad 3-0 loss to Chelsea.
Graeme Jones has asked Newcastle owners to make a managerial appointment after the team’s winless start was extended to 10 games.
Having held out for over an hour against Chelsea, the home side collapsed and conceded three times in 15 minutes, Reece James scored twice before Jorginho scored from the penalty spot.
It leaves Magpies in 19th place in the Premier League and three points from safety with a trip to Brighton in form before the international break.
Graeme Jones has urged Newcastle’s new owners to appoint a new permanent manager
Interim Jones thinks they have enough to survive, but said: ‘We are in a relegation battle. No doubt about that.
We have to face it as men, stick together and believe that we will overcome it. The truth is, I may need a new face to achieve that. ‘
Newcastle supporters booed full time and Jones, who prepared his team to defend and play at halftime, added:
“It is not a style of football that the fans are used to. They want the team to attack and score goals. I’m aware.
Newcastle fans booed their team and many left the stadium after Chelsea went 3-0 up
Jones said he understood fans’ frustration with the style of football on display.
“But this is the stage we are in. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out where the need is right now. We haven’t kept enough clean sheets.
The Newcastle owners will step up talks with the managerial candidates this week, with Roberto Martinez, Unai Emery and Lucien Favre still in the picture.
But it will take a lot of work to keep the team at the top flight and there are another 10 games before the chance to spend in January.
Reece James scored twice as Chelsea rampaged to win 3-0 at St. James’ Park on Saturday
On the game, Jones said: ‘For 65 minutes we were competitive. That was the game plan.
“We had a bit of momentum in his half when the ball could have landed on us.
But we ended up conceding when he was ready to make a couple of positive substitutions. Three in 15 minutes and the game was dead. It was not a 3-0 game for me. The last two goals were the result of the first. That was the disappointment for me. ‘