Nathan Jones has finalised phrases with Southampton to develop into their new supervisor, sources have confirmed to 90min.
Jones emerged as Southampton’s first alternative on Sunday following the sacking of Ralph Hasenhuttl, and the membership have been fast to agree phrases with Luton City.
Now following his ultimate sport in control of Luton on Tuesday, Jones has finalised the phrases of what’s going to be a long-term contract at St Mary’s. The 49-year-old will probably be joined on the south coast by Chris Cohen and Alan Sheehan, with each finalising their very own departures from Kenilworth Highway.
90min understands that Jones was current for the Saints’ Carabao Cup win over League One outfit Sheffield Wednesday, and will probably be confirmed in his new publish on Thursday.
Jones’ first activity will probably be to supervise the weekend’s Premier League conflict with Liverpool, however he’ll then have an prolonged time period to familiarize yourself along with his new environment. There will probably be a six-week break for the World Cup, which ought to permit the previous Stoke boss to get throughout his concepts to gamers who will not be jetting off to Qatar.
His arrival at Southampton follows two spectacular spells at Luton. Jones led the membership to back-to-back promotions earlier than departing for Stoke, solely to return to the membership after his spell on the Potters didn’t work out.
Luton reached the Championship play-off semi-finals final yr, and have once more been in good contact this season.