Mark Jones (footballer, born 1966)

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Mark Jones
Personal information
Full name Mark Sean Jones
Date of birth (1966-06-05) 5 June 1966 (age 50)
Place of birth Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Newcastle Austral
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1986 Newcastle Rosebud
1987–1990 Sydney Croatia
1990–1992 Marconi Fairfield
1993–1994 Newcastle Breakers
National team
1985 Australia U-20 ? (?)
Teams managed
2000–2005 NSWIS
2006–2010 Newcastle Jets (asst)
2011 Sabah FA (asst)
2015 Newcastle Jets (fitness coach)
2016 Adelaide United Youth
2016 Adelaide United W-League
2016–2017 Newcastle Jets
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 September 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 September 2016

Mark Sean Jones (born 5 June 1966) is a former Australian football (soccer) player. He last served as manager of the Newcastle Jets.

Playing career[edit]

Jones began his career with Newcastle Rosebud in 1985 before joining Sydney Croatia in 1987, where he enjoyed the most success including winning the NSL Cup in 1987 and made the NSL Grand Final in 1988. He joined Marconi Fairfield in 1990 and spent two seasons at Bossley Park before finishing his career in his hometown with Newcastle Breakers in the 1993/1994 season.

He represented the Australia U-20 team at the 1985 Fifa World Youth Championship in the USSR, where he played all three games.

Managerial career[edit]

Jones began his managerial career at the N.S.W. Institute of Sport in 2000 where he was head coach of the women program before taking up an assistant coach role at Newcastle Jets in 2006.

Following the takeover by Nathan Tinkler in late-2010, Mark Jones left his post, as the assistant coach to Branko Culina, in a mutual-termination.[1] Jones had made a recognizable contribution to the club, aiding Newcastle in their first Championship.

In early 2015, following major staff and player changes by Newcastle Jets owner and chairman, Nathan Tinkler, Jones was appointed assistant to Phil Stubbins with the first team. Jones also took on the role of Strength and Conditioning Coach at the club.[2]

In January 2016, Jones joined Adelaide United to coach their youth team.[3] 8 months later he was appointed to coach Adelaide United's women's side.[4]

However, in September 2016, Jones was named as coach of Newcastle Jets with Clayton Zane as his assistant.[5]

On 16 April 2017, Jones was sacked as manager of Newcastle, after the team finished last in the A-League.[6]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 16 April 2017[7]
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Newcastle Jets Australia 23 September 2016 16 April 2017 27 5 7 15 18.52
Total 27 5 7 15 18.52


With Sydney Croatia:


  1. ^ "Sidekicks Quit Jets and Perth". AU FourFourTwo. 19 October 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
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  3. ^ "Reds announce Mark Jones as Head of Youth Development". Adelaide United. 19 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Mark Jones to lead Adelaide United in 2016/17". The Women's Game. 7 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Newcastle Jets appoint Mark Jones as new A-League head coach". The Guardian. 23 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "CLUB STATEMENT: Newcastle Jets part ways with Mark Jones". Newcastle Jets FC. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "Mark Jones". ALeague Stats. Retrieved 16 January 2017. 

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