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Nathan Jones: Luton Town manager agrees new long-term contract

Nathan Jones is staying at Luton Town. Credit: PA

Highly-rated Luton Town manager Nathan Jones has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

The Welshman has guided the Hatters to 5th in League Two this season - six points off the automatic promotion spots.

Jones moved to Kenilworth Road from Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion in 2016 and has won 34 of his 70 games in charge so far.

Luton are currently 5th in League Two. Credit: PA

I’m delighted to commit my future to Luton Town.

It’s a club that’s been very good to me and I’m very proud to be manager.

I think we’ve had a fantastic 14-15 months, and to know that the club has that much faith in me that they’ve given me the length of contract and rewarded me in that way is a good feeling.

I think we’ve shown faith in each other. They’ve shown faith in me that they believe I can do the job that I believe I can do, and I believe that this is the club that I can do it at.

I love the club, I love our fans and I love the players I’ve got. We are in a real good place at the minute, but it’s only a start.

– Nathan Jones, Luton Town manager

Jones' new deal will run until the summer of 2020, and Chief Executive Gary Sweet says the 43-year-old will only get better the longer he's in the job.

Jones' current win percentage in charge of Luton Town.
Jones has won nearly half of his games in charge. Credit: PA

“The board are thoroughly delighted to receive Nathan’s acceptance to our offer of a longer term contract," Sweet said.

"It was such an easy and natural progression step for us to take.

“We are very lucky to have a top class coach rapidly becoming a top class manager and one who lives, breathes and helps develop our culture, our methodologies and one who is passionately intent on helping us achieve our ambitions whilst he achieves his."