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Favourites for Luton Town manager

After Nathan Jones left Luton Town for Stoke City this week, we’ve taken a look at who are favourites for the job at Kenilworth Road.

The former Brighton, Yeovil, Southend and Luton left back/midfielder Jones was at the Kenilworth Road since January 2016 and had guided them to promotion from League Two last season.

Luton were interested in West Brom assistant coach Graeme Jones, but he politely declined, so we have taken his name out of these top 6 as his odds drift away.

Joaquin Gomez also left the Hatters to join up with Nathan Jones at Stoke, so he’s also been removed from the list of favourites.

Take a look at who are the other top six favourites below and on the next page.

 

6th) DARREN FERGUSON

In June, Darren Ferguson resigned as manager of League One club Doncaster Rovers after “discussions with the board”.

Over the summer, his well known father Sir Alex Ferguson had been ill in hospital after suffering the brain haemorrhage.

Darren has also managed Peterborough United (two spells) and Preston North End.

HIS HONOURS:

(With Peterborough United)

League Two runners-up: 2007–08
League One runners-up: 2008–09
League One playoffs (promoted): 2010–11
Football League Trophy: 2013–14

(With Doncaster Rovers)

Football League Two third place: 2016–17

Current odds on Betfair: 25/1

 

5th) INIGO IDIAKEZ

Luton are reportedly considering their Under 18s boss Inigo Idiakez for first-team job.

The former Southampton and Derby midfielder has guided his team to the EFL Youth Alliance Cup last season, beating Wigan in the final, and they are currently fifth in this season’s South East Division.

Current odds on Betfair: 11/1

 

4th) MICHAEL APPLETON

This is the highest Appleton has been in a list of favourites for a manager’s job since he was linked with the Notts County job two months ago. He was made favourite but interestingly, it’s reported that he visited the club and said he wasn’t interested.

He has managed Portsmouth, Blackpool, Blackburn Rovers, Oxford United, been caretaker of Leicester (for two matches, victorious both times) and an assistant to Craig Shakespeare.

He won promotion from League Two and reached the Checkatrade Trophy final (went on to lose to Barnsley) in his second season with Oxford United back in 2016.

His third season saw him take the U’s to 8th and another Checkatrade Trophy final (went on to lose again, this time to Coventry).

Current odds on Betfair: 9/1

 

Take a look at the top three favourites on the next page.

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