Newcastle interim boss Graeme Jones revealed that Newcastle is in the middle of a relegation battle after a 3-0 loss to Chelsea. He has called upon the owners to act fast in their search for a permanent manager. Although the mood of the fans was lifted after the takeover, Newcastle is winless in their first ten games. Jones took over after the sacking of Steve Bruce on October 20th and has called upon the players to understand the reality of the situation.

“We are in a relegation battle. There’s no question about that,” Newcastle interim boss Graeme Jones said. “We need to face it like men, stick together, and believe we’ll come through. For 65 minutes we were competitive. That was the game plan. We had a little bit of momentum in their half when the ball could have dropped our way. We ended up conceding when I was ready to make a couple of positive subs. Three in 15 minutes and the game was dead. It wasn’t a 3-0 game for me. The last two goals were a result of the first one. That was the disappointment for me.”

“I haven’t spoken to the owners. We’ll see what they’ve got to say tonight or tomorrow,” he added. “I think it needs a fresh face. I think the fans were incredible today. It’s not a style of football the fans are accustomed to, we want to attack people, we want to score goals. But this is the stage we’re in. We haven’t kept enough clean sheets this season and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out what the need is at the minute.”

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