Southampton have confirmed Nathan Jones as their new manager on a three-and-a-half-year contract after Ralph Hasenhuttl’s sacking.
Chris Cohen and Alan Sheehan will join him on the south coast as first-team coaches.
‘I’m really proud to be given this opportunity,’ Jones said.
‘I know a lot about the club from back in the days of The Dell, to coming here to St Mary’s, and it’s a wonderful football club.
‘A lot of my family are Southampton fans, which doesn’t half help, and I feel really, really proud to be given the opportunity, and I’m really looking forward to getting started.
‘Obviously, I wanted to manage in the Premier League, I’ve dreamt of that since I’ve become a coach or a manager, but this club in particular – because of how it’s run, because of the structure, because of how they look deeper than just results – really appeals to me.’
Jones, who was in the stands to watch Southampton defeat League One Sheffield Wednesday on penalties in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, was under contract with Luton through until 2027.
As a result, Southampton have had a compensation agreement that Luton have described as ‘acceptable’, believed to be an initial £3million.