Mark Jones named Newcastle Jets coach after Scott Miller's departure

Clayton Zane and Mark Jones after Friday's announcement. Jones will take over Scott Miller's head coaching role while Zane will act as assistant coach. Picture: Robert Dillon

Clayton Zane and Mark Jones after Friday's announcement. Jones will take over Scott Miller's head coaching role while Zane will act as assistant coach. Picture: Robert Dillon

The Newcastle Jets have officially anointed Mark Jones as Scott Miller’s successor.

Clayton Zane will join Jones as an assistant coach in an arrangement scheduled to run until the end of the 2017/18 season. 

The Newcastle pedigree between the two former Breakers is strong, with Jones serving as assistant coach in the Jets’ 2008 championship run,  

“It’s a proud day for me to be appointed Head Coach of Newcastle Jets, my hometown Club,” he the Toronto-Awaba junior said on Friday afternoon. 

“It is no secret that this is a position that I have long coveted, and to realise my ambition of becoming a Head Coach in the city I love is a dream come true.” 

Clayton Zane was himself a candidate for the top job after two stints as interim head coach. 

He will retain control of the National Youth League program next season. 

“I am sure that Mark and I will form a very quick and positive working relationship, and hopefully our ideas, methods and attributes will complement each other and benefit the squad and Club overall,” he said.

More to come.

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