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Police investigate death threats directed at Stoke manager

Police are investigating death threats that have been directed at recently appointed Stoke City manager Nathan Jones.

According to Sky Sports News, Hertfordshire Constabulary have told them they are looking into ‘malicious communications’ that Jones received.

It comes after Jones made the surprising decision to leave League One side Luton Town and head for the bet365 Stadium in early January.

The former Hatters player guided his side to promotion last season, finishing second behind Accrington Stanley in the league table.

The impressive form continued into the 2018/19 season, where he left them second in League One. You could say he hasn’t been much of a loss for the club, with caretaker Mick Harford taking them a place higher with the good form they’re keeping up.

When he joined Stoke, Luton fans were sad to see him go, many of those furious. Jones however said when he make the switch, as quoted in the Stoke Sentinel: “I had a great rapport with fans of Luton. I gave them everything, gave them my life. I think I significantly improved the whole football club, the environment, the playing style, the assets. I united the club, it’s a full house every week. I couldn’t have left it in a better position. I understand there is going to be a certain heartache. The amount of times I’ve cried from text messages from players already.

“I was married to the club but this is a natural progression for me. The right step. I hope they understand. I don’t think I’ve left them in the lurch. We’ve improved everything.

“We were 18th in League Two when I started, now they’re one of the most exciting young teams in any division. They’ve scored more goals than pretty much everyone other bar Man City, with a wonderful home record, it’s a full house every week.

“I hope they understand why I left.”

 

After finding out that manager Nathan Jones has received death threats, football fans took to social media to give their annoyed reaction, the majority of those from Stoke – check out what they said on the next page.

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