The 46-year-old has been appointed as the Magpies’ interim head of coach development within the academy until the end of the season. He will work closely with Newcastle’s academy director Steve Harper and the senior management team to support structures between the under-9 to under 16 age groups. "Jack is a very experienced manager, coach and coach educator. His knowledge and experience will be of huge benefit to us during his time here,” said Harper.
Ross has been out of frontline football since being sacked by Dundee United in August after just two months in charge. He was previously in charge of Hibs, where he led the Easter Road outfit to third in the cinch Premiership and both the finals of the Scottish Cup and League Cup. Prior to managing Hibs, he was the boss of Newcastle’s north-east rivals Sunderland and also St Mirren, and has recently been doing media work on television.