That is the view of ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about imminent changes at St James’ Park.
This site revealed on 5 November that manager-elect Howe is set to bring in four members of his own backroom staff.
Simon Weatherstone and Stephen Purches will join as coaches, while Dan Hodges is set to bolster the club’s fitness department.
Jason Tindall meanwhile will be named the club’s new assistant manager, replacing Jones who will take on the role of first-team coach.
As quoted by Chronicle Live on 3 November, Jones revealed: “I have been assured of my future at the football club.”
Kenny suggests that ex-Bournemouth boss Howe will be “upset” not to have complete autonomy when it comes to his staff.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “I’d be surprised if Eddie Howe doesn’t want to bring his own staff in.
“It’s a strange statement to come out with from Graeme Jones. These days managers want to get their own people in.
“I get why they want that because it’s hard to trust people in the game these days.
“I’m not saying for one minute that Jones can’t be trusted, but Howe will be upset with Jones and if he can’t get all his own people. That’s the way it is nowadays.
“It’s like Nuno who’s just been sacked by Tottenham, all his staff have gone with him.”