Jones, who also featured for Chelsea during his career, told The Sun that he would sign the likes of James Milner if he took charge of the Whites.
"I know what I would do there, I've always said it," he said. "I'd get all the seasoned pros in, pros that have been there and done that. I was thinking last night, listening to the Liverpool game - James Milner.
"People like Milner who could come in, they are still great athletes and the rest of it, I think to really get out of that league you need that. It's one of the hardest leagues out there. To get out of it is unbelievable.
"You need a dirty dozen, I call them the dirty dozen, some experienced pros in there. And I would bring the youngsters on in that group for the next season."
Leeds sit 10th in the table, seven points adrift of the playoff places.