Newcastle United confirm multiple changes to coaching staff under Eddie Howe

Eddie Howe has brought in changes to the coaching staff at Newcastle (Picture: Getty Images)

A change in manager always means a change to the coaching staff as well and that is what has happened at Newcastle United, with the club confirming ingoings and outgoings under new boss Eddie Howe.

Former Bournemouth boss Howe was appointed as Steve Bruce’s replacement at St James’ Park earlier this month and brought with him Jason Tindall, who he worked with during his time with the Cherries.

The Magpies have now added three more former Bournemouth men, with First team coaches Stephen Purches and Simon Weatherstone coming in, and Dan Hodges joining the sports science department.

Howe is keeping hold of some of the existing members of staff, though, ensuring some stability with assistant head coach Graeme Jones, first team development coach Ben Dawson and goalkeeper coach Simon Smith staying on.

Jones led the team between the departure of Bruce and the arrival of Howe and will remain part of the coaching team.

There are two significant departures from St James’ Park, though, with Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence both leaving the club.

Steve Agnew has followed Steve Bruce out of St James’ Park (Picture: Getty Images)

Both men went to Newcastle with Bruce in July 2019 but have been relieved of their duties by the new management team.

‘The club would like to place on record its sincere thanks to Steve and Stephen and wishes them well for the future,’ read a statement from Newcastle United.

Howe will take charge of his first game as Magpies boss on Saturday at home to Brentford in a 3pm kick-off as he looks to end the 12-match winless run the club has started the season with.

Newcastle’s last competitive win came in May on the final day of last season when they beat 2-0 at Craven Cottage.

Howe will be without Paul Dummett, but is hoping that his former Bournemouth player Ryan Fraser will be available after a knock.

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