Jones let go by Luton

25 April 2020 20:26:52 GMTPlus10

Luton Town manager Graeme Jones has left the Championship club by mutual consent.

Jones had replaced former boss Mick Harford, who himself had come in as a temporary appointment after the departure of Nathan Jones, in May 2019 after the club had secured promotion to England's second tier as League One winners, amassing 94 points.

The 50-year-old Englishman brought in the likes of Martin Cranie, Callum McManaman, Ryan Tunnicliffe and Brendan Galloway last summer to help aid the club's bid to stay up.

But they managed only two wins in their opening eight league fixtures this season and the Hatters dropped to the bottom of the table on New Year's Day after a 3-1 defeat to Millwall at the Den made it five defeats in six games.

They are now 23rd in the Championship standings, six points adrift of safety, and the club and Jones have decided between them to part company.

Jones turned out for the likes of Doncaster Rovers and Wigan Athletic in his playing career and went into coaching in 2007, working as Roberto Martinez's assistant coach at Swansea, the Latics, Everton and the Belgium national team.

Having left his coaching role at Belgium in 2018, he was number two to Darren Moore at West Brom before being appointed Luton manager but has now agreed to end his spell with the Hatters.

A club statement read: "As a result of amicable discussions, Graeme and the board of directors have agreed terms upon which he will leave his role with immediate effect.

"The board would like to place on record their thanks to Graeme for his efforts over the last twelve months. We wish him and his family well during these difficult times for everyone, and in his future career."

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