Southampton have confirmed that Nathan Jones has changed Ralph Hasenhuttl because the membership’s supervisor.
The Austrian was relieved of his duties on Monday following a dismal run of outcomes, culminating in a 4-1 thrashing at house to Newcastle final weekend.
The Saints shortly entered discussions with Luton City over the provision of Jones, and following talks with the Welshman on Wednesday, he was appointed swiftly appointed as supervisor.
“Southampton Soccer Membership is delighted to announce it has appointed Nathan Jones as its new Males’s First Group Supervisor,” the membership stated in a press release.
“The 49-year-old joins from Luton City, signing a three-and-a-half-year contract at St Mary’s, the place he will even be joined by First Group Coaches Chris Cohen and Alan Sheehan.
“Jones takes over forward of the Premier League journey to Liverpool this weekend, which shall be adopted by an prolonged interval wherein he can work with the squad throughout the World Cup break.
“The Welshman’s spectacular progress in administration has been monitored intently over latest years, and he brings with him an incredible observe report of constructing successful groups and creating gamers.
“Jones arrives at Southampton following the second of two extraordinarily profitable spells in control of Luton, the newest of which noticed him take the membership to the verge of the Premier League which additionally resulted in him being named Championship Supervisor of the Yr.”
Jones spoke to Southampton’s membership channels in regards to the appointment, commenting: “I’m actually proud to be given this chance.
“I do know so much in regards to the membership from again within the days of The Dell, to coming right here to St Mary’s, and it’s a beautiful soccer membership. Plenty of my household are Southampton followers, which doesn’t half assist, and I really feel actually, actually proud to be given the chance, and I’m actually wanting ahead to getting began.
“Clearly, I needed to handle within the Premier League, I’ve dreamt of that since I’ve turn out to be a coach or a supervisor, however this membership particularly – due to the way it’s run, due to the construction, due to how they give the impression of being deeper than simply outcomes – actually appeals to me.”