Luton's Nathan Jones set to be named Stoke manager
Last Updated: 09/01/19 1:04pm
Nathan Jones is expected to be named Stoke City manager within the next 24 hours after the club revealed they are in talks with the Luton Town boss.
The Potters sacked Gary Rowett on Tuesday following their poor first half of the season and are searching for their fourth manager in 12 months.
"Stoke City can confirm that the club is in discussions with Nathan Jones over the vacant managerial position," the Sky Bet Championship club said on Twitter.
Jones, 45, guided Luton to promotion to League One last season having been appointed in January 2016. He had previously worked as coach and then assistant manager at Brighton.
Luton have made an impressive start in League One this season and currently occupy the second automatic promotion spot.
Stoke, 14th in the Championship after winning just eight of their 26 league games under Rowett, were reported to have been turned down by Slavisa Jokanovic when they approached the former Fulham boss for talks.
Rowett signed a three-year deal with Stoke in the summer after the relegated Premier League side paid Derby £1.8m in compensation for his signature.
However, they have not won in their last four matches and were held to a 1-1 home draw by League One Shrewsbury in the FA Cup on Saturday.