WITTY football fans have torn into Newcastle’s “attention-seeking” assistant manager with a hilarious Twitter account – and even changed his Wikipedia page.

But Eddie Howe has told his trusted sidekick to keep stealing the show.

Jason Tindall's fame has risen with a brilliant Twitter account highlighting his antics


Jason Tindall’s fame has risen with a brilliant Twitter account highlighting his anticsCredit: Sky Sports via Twitter
Tindall has worked with Eddie Howe at Bournemouth, Burnley and now Newcastle


Tindall has worked with Eddie Howe at Bournemouth, Burnley and now NewcastleCredit: Getty

Jason Tindall played alongside Howe at Bournemouth and has been his No2 at the Vitality Stadium, Burnley’s Turf Moor and now St James’ Park.

And he has been gaining traction in recent weeks for his antics on the touchline as Magpies’ coach, nicknamed ‘Mad Dog’.

The Jason Tindall Desperate To Be Centre Of Attention Twitter account was set up way back in November 2016.

But the account has sky-rocketed to a whopping 43,000 followers thanks to his latest shenanigans amid the Toon’s pursuit of Champions League qualification.

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So much so that his Wikipedia page was changed to say: “Jason James Tindall (born 15 November 1977) is an English professional football manager and former player, who is currently the centre of attention at Newcastle United.”

Tindall, 45, has regularly been snapped right in the middle of squad photos – while boss Howe is content in the back corner – and often manages to catch the limelight with his pearly whites on show.

The ex-defender also likes to join in with the players’ celebrations after wins – on the pitch and behind the scenes – and Newcastle played up to the fun by tweeting a photo of Tindall and the goat emoji.

But his kryptonite is the full-time whistle, prompting him to make a seemingly-uncontrollable step towards the opposition manager for the first handshake.


Thomas Frank and Mikel Arteta duly obliged but Tindall went viral when Bournemouth chief Gary O’Neill brilliantly snubbed him, blanking the No2 to go straight to Howe.

But the main man Howe has no issue with Tindall’s “eye for the camera”.

He said: “I’ve spent the last half an hour laughing with him. 

“It’s crazy how social media can create these things.

“He’s a good-looking guy so when people take pictures of him he gives off a good smile! 

“I’ve heard he gets called ‘Mad Dog’ and I’ve started calling him it too. 

“He’s an energetic personality, definitely more extroverted than I am, but that’s why we work. At his core, he’s a serious coach.”

Howe also said he “encourages” Tindall to be active throughout matches.

He added: “To understand his role you have to go back to where we started, which gives context to the reason he is in those situations. 

“We started with no money with no real facilities and it was just the two of us. 

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“We did everything together. You name it, we did it. We were a partnership. We would travel five hours in a car together to watch the opposition. “

“It was just the two of us and we’ve never changed that approach.”


Credit: Wikipedia
He regularly joins in with the players' celebrations


He regularly joins in with the players’ celebrationsCredit: Getty


Credit: Twitter @jasontindall_


Credit: Twitter @jasontindall_


Credit: Twitter @jasontindall_


Credit: Twitter @jasontindall_

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