Seagulls boss backs Jones to be a success at Luton

Nathan Jones and Chris Hughton
Nathan Jones and Chris Hughton

New Luton Town manager Nathan Jones has been backed to be a success by Brighton & Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton.

Jones, 42, was appointed to his first managerial role at Kenilworth Road this evening, leaving his position as Seagulls’ first team coach,

“I think he has all the attributes to become a very good manager.”

Chris Hughton

Speaking to the Brighton official website, Hughton said: “The club has been aware of Nathan’s ambition to become a manager for some time - and we all would like to wish him well in his new role.

“Nathan has been an important member of my backroom team as first-team coach during my tenure, and while I can only comment about the time I have been here, I am aware that he’s also been an important part of the coaching team in recent seasons.

“Since I arrived, he has been an enormous help to me in my first year in the job; and alongside Colin Calderwood, he has played a big part in our progress in the last 12 months. I think he has all the attributes to become a very good manager.”

Meanwhile, Albion chairman Tony Bloom added: “Nathan has been a great servant to the club, both as a player during the Withdean years, and more recently as part of the backroom team as assistant manager and first-team coach.

“We understand that this is an opportunity he feels he must take to progress his career. On behalf of all at the club, I would like to thank him for his efforts and wish him very well for the future.”