Southampton have confirmed the arrangement of Nathan Jones as their new manager- the Welshman stopped Luton from signing a three-and-a-half-year deal at St Mary’s and was quick to reveal his family’s connection with the club.
Saints went in different directions from Ralph Hasenhuttl on Monday following Sunday’s dismal 4-1 defeat at home to Newcastle. As a result, the south coast club are 18th in the Head Association table with just three successes this season.
We revealed six viable names on the south coast on Monday, but it was exceptionally certain that Jones was their No.1 target.
During his two spells at Luton, he played a creditable role. Undoubtedly, despite the absence of cash assets at Kenilworth Street, Jones guided the Hatters to the end of the season last season.
And given that they were beaten at a major hurdle, he has them on course for a repeat. Luton are currently 10th in the table and just two points adrift of the top six.
However, Luton’s experience will continue without Jones. Our selective reveals
Luton currently have their eyes fixed on his replacement, who currently looks like Gary O’Neil.
Jones is currently moving to St Mary’s and was in the stands to watch the Carabao Cup game against Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday night. The groups played out a 1-1 draw with penalty kicks from the Head Association.
Saints pay Luton £2.5m – the most they have ever received for an outgoing boss.
These days, Jones admits he can barely keep things going and says he comes from a Southampton fan base.
Nathan Jones is a Southampton fan and currently a new manager
“I’m really happy to be offered this chance,” Jones said. “I know a lot about the club from The Dell days to coming here to St Mary’s and it’s a wonderful football club.
Speaking on the club’s actual site, he revealed his fantasy to oversee the main association.
“A lot of my family are Southampton fans, which doesn’t help half the time, and I feel ridiculously happy to have been given the chance.
“I’m really looking forward to getting things going. It’s clear that I needed to oversee the Head Association. I’ve wanted it since I became a mentor or a boss. Be that as it may, this club in particular – to describe it, how it works, in light of the design, because of how they look beyond just the results. It’s really asking me.”
Jones will be in control of Saturday’s game against Liverpool at Anfield.
Regardless, the Welshman will zero in on the World Cup break in the pros and cons of his new group. A major and fair point will guarantee Southampton’s persistence.
The one lack of saw in the side comes at the full-back positions. So Jones is said to have previously focused on a move for Parma left-back Jayden Oosterwolde.
The 21-year-old began his professional career at FC Twente but moved to Serie B in January.He made big connections there and Forza Parma report that Jones needs the Dutchman as his most memorable signing on the south coast.