Brighton coach Jones appointed by Luton

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Luton have appointed Brighton coach Nathan Jones as their new manager.

League Two side Luton Town have announced highly-rated Brighton coach Nathan Jones is their new manager, the club have confirmed via their official website.

Luton had been searching for a new manager since John Still was sacked in December after four straight defeats.

Academy and development boss Andy Awford has been in caretaker charge at Kenilworth Road since Still's departure and after leading them to victory in his first game in charge the Hatters have failed to win in their last three games.

A host of names, including former England goalkeeper David James were linked with the Luton job, but the club have decided to plump for promising managerial talent Jones.

Jones has connections with Luton having started his playing career at the club, but he never made an actual first-team appearance for them.

The 42-year-old is highly-regarded within coaching circles after impressing at Brighton working under the likes of Oscar Garcia, Sami Hyypia and Chris Hughton.

However, the Welshman is now ready to take his first steps into sole management and Jones has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Hatters.

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