Jones, who made over 100 appearances for the Magpies between 1969-1973, will join boss Chris Kiwomya in the dug-out as he takes charge of his first full season at Meadow Lane.
Jones was Neil Warnock's assistant at the club during their double play-off success in the early 1990s and has had spells as manager of Mansfield, Peterborough, while also being number two at Derby and Nottingham Forest.
A club statement read: "Everyone at Meadow Lane would like to welcome Mick back to the club and wish him all the very best in the future campaign."
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