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Luton grant Southampton permission for Jones talks

 


Southampton have been given permission to speak to Luton Town boss Nathan Jones about their managerial vacancy after sacking Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Hasenhuttl left the club earlier on Monday in the wake of the Saints' 4-1 home defeat by Newcastle.

Southampton have won just one of their past nine matches and are in the Premier League relegation zone.

Luton will allow the club to speak to Jones after their Championship match at Stoke City on Tuesday.

"We would like to place on record that the Premier League club have approached the board in the correct manner, for which we are grateful, and that the whole situation is extremely amicable with Southampton and with Nathan," said the Hatters, who are eighth in the Championship table.

"We would also like to urge all supporters travelling to Stoke to show him and the team your support on what we hope will be yet another memorable away day."

Former Brighton and Yeovil player Jones is in his second spell as Luton manager, having taken the club from League Two to League One in his first three-year tenure between 2016-19.

In 2019, with Luton on course for promotion to the Championship, he replaced Gary Rowett as Stoke boss, but returned to the Hatters 18 months later.

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