By Wayne Veysey

27th May, 2020 | 8:41pm

Exclusive: Luton Town in advanced talks to reappoint Jones as manager

Luton Town are on the verge of reappointing Nathan Jones as the club’s new manager, Football Insider understands.

The Champions have been searching for a new man in the dugout since following the departure of Graeme Jones in April.

A source at Kenilworth Road has told Football Insider that the club are in advanced talks with former boss Nathan Jones over a return to Kenilworth Road less than a year-and-a-half since his exit.

The 46-year-old has been out of work since November after being sacked by Stoke City, the Potters winning just two of their opening 14 matches of the season.

Jones left Luton for the bet365 Stadium back in January 2019 but was only able to guide the Championship outfit to a 16th-placed finish, winning three of a possible 21 league games.

He initially joined the Hatters back in 2016, leaving his position as a first-team coach at Brighton to take the reins at the then-League Two side.

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He enjoyed a successful three-year spell in charge of the club, leading them to promotion from the fourth tier before departing with the club sitting second in League One.

Having secured promotion to the Championship last season, Luton currently find themselves second from bottom, six points adrift of safety.

The Hatters parted ways with Graeme Jones “by mutual agreement” last month, stating that the decision was in order to reduce the club’s “cost base”.

With the Championship season currently suspended, chief recruitment officer Mick Harford has taken charge in the interim.

In other Luton Town news, the club’s rivals are said to be putting other clubs “in their place” during lockdown.