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Luton Town manager Nathan Jones emerges on Southampton's radar

Southampton are considering an approach for Luton Town manager Nathan Jones, as per a report from The Athletic.


Jones' name has been mentioned several times on social media with the Premier League club opting to part company with Ralph Hasenhuttl earlier today.


An update from talkSPORT's Alex crook has suggested that the Luton boss is currently Southampton's top target as they seek a replacement for the 55-year-old.


A struggling start to the campaign sees the Saints in the relegation places in England's top-flight, having accumulated 12 points from their opening 14 matches.


Southampton stumbled t0 a 4-1 defeat at home to Newcastle United yesterday afternoon, in what proved to be the final straw for Hasenhuttl.


Playing an instrumental part in Luton's rise up the league in recent years, Jones managed to guide the Hatters to a Championship play-off spot last time out.


Nathan Jones and Tom Lockyer after Saturday's win at Blackpool | Photo copyright of Gareth Owen/LTFC

The 49-year-old has managed to consistently succeed with the Hatters in the second-tier despite the club's financial situation suggesting they should struggle each year.


A manager who has proven to organise his side to an excellent level, recruit well and deliver improvement year upon year with the Hatters, it is no surprise to hear his name in association with jobs in the Premier League.


The Hatters currently sit well positioned in eight, two places and two points outside the play-offs, with the target being a top-six finish once again.


Proving to be an excellent fit at Kenilworth Road over the years, Jones' only other venture away from Kenilworth Road was a disappointing nine months with Stoke City.


Featured image: Copyright of Gareth Owen/LTFC




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