Luton Town have confirmed that Nathan Jones has left the League One club to take over as manager at Stoke City after both clubs agreed on a compensation fee.

Jones, who helped Luton clinch automatic promotion to League One at the end of last season, will replace Gary Rowett, who was sacked on Tuesday by Stoke.

The Hatters have had a flying start to life in England’s third-tier so far this term and are currently second in the table after embarking on a 13-game unbeaten run under Jones.

Despite not being a household name in England, Jones has managed to earn plaudits for his work at Luton since 2016 and will now help the rebuilding process at the bet365 Stadium.

The Welshman will need to turn the tide quickly as Stoke are currently languishing in 14th place in the Championship table, which falls well below the club’s expectations.

However, the Potters are just eight points adrift of the final playoff spot in the division and it is certainly not beyond them to bridge the gap, if Jones can make an immediate impact at the club.

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Jones will take charge for the first time at Stoke during their trip to face Brentford at Griffin Park on Saturday.