Simon Jordan has taken aim at Graeme Jones, who is Newcastle United’s supposed “lord and saviour” despite him being “part of the problem”.
Jones has previously worked at Everton and with the Belgium national team. Earlier this year, he was appointed as Newcastle United’s new first-team coach.
The Magpies’ form at the start of this season has been poor. They are winless in the Premier League from their eight appearances.
This form leaves them 19th in the Premier League as they have three draws and five defeats so far.
The club’s Saudi-led takeover was completed earlier this month. Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is expected to leave the club. Former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is being linked with the job.
As reported by Chronicle Live, Jordan has suggested that Newcastle should not go for Jones as Bruce’s successor:
“I don’t think Bruce should be taken out because he’s not capable of managing the situation in the short term,” Jordan said.
“I think he should be taken out because the players are on the bus, in the departure lounge drinking Mai Tais. He’s got no jurisdiction over those guys anymore.
“I think he is demoralised. I think the media up there are going to keep piling into him, rightly or wrongly. It’s a pointless exercise.
“You might as well put the lord and saviour [in charge] that everyone keeps thinking is the tactical answer, Graeme Jones, who by the way is part of the problem of that team. The tactical solutions are as much his responsibility as they are the managers.
“You look at that, you might as well give them what they want. Anybody but Bruce, like it was anybody but [Mike] Ashley.”
“Stick with us. We’re building, we’re in a new era. We’re trying to get a result for the fans – ultimately the result is going to come.
“If we keep working hard for the team, for the club, then the results are going to follow. There were teams last season that didn’t have a win for almost as many games and ended up finishing fifth and sixth in the league, so it just shows it can be done.
He added: “Now it’s about getting the both together and trying to be consistent in our performances to make sure that ultimately, at the end of it will come a result.”