Nathan Jones is currently manager of Luton Town FC having joined on the 6th January 2016.
The 42-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half year contract and joins the Hatters from Championship Brighton & Hove Albion where he had held the position of first team coach.
Although this will be Jones’ first full managerial position, the Welshman has forged himself a fine reputation as a coach and assistant manager.
Jones holds a UEFA Pro Licence and in 2015 helped England Under-21 boss Gareth Southgate prepare the Young Lions for their UEFA Under-21 championship campaign in the Czech Republic.
A defender as a player, Jones began his professional career at Kenilworth Road 20 years ago, when David Pleat signed him for £10,000 from Merthyr Tydfil in 1995.
After a year at Luton, Jones left for a 12-month spell in Spain, playing for Numancia and Badajoz, but on his return to the UK Jones went on to enjoy success at Southend, Brighton and Yeovil, making over 500 appearances and winning promotion three times.
It was with his final club as a player, Yeovil, that Jones began his coaching badges, and in 2009 he became the Glovers’ assistant manager.
After a brief spell as Under-21s manager at Charlton, Jones was appointed assistant head coach to Oscar Garcia at Brighton in 2013. In his first season at the Amex the Seagulls reached the Championship Play-Off final.
Following Garcia’s departure, Jones was then named as new boss Sami Hyppia’s first team coach but after the Finn’s exit in December last season, Jones took over as interim manager and helped the then-struggling Seagulls to four points from two games in the Championship.
Despite another change in manager at the Amex, Jones was kept on by the newest man in the hotseat and became Chris Hughton’s first team coach – a position he has held until his arrival at Luton.