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Nathan Jones: The 45-year-old celebrates Luton's draw at Sheff Wednesday in the FA Cup
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Nathan Jones will reportedly become manager of Sky Bet Championship outfit Stoke City, with a three-and-a-half year deal in the pipeline for the Luton Town boss.

The 45-year-old is odds-on favourite with Sky Bet to succeed Gary Rowett, who was sacked on Tuesday following a disappointing start to the season.

The next best in the betting are David Moyes and Martin O'Neill, both at 8/1, which shows how well fancied the Welshman is to take up the role.

The Mirror's football writer David Anderson reported on Wednesday that an approach has been made and that the appointment is now close.

The Sky Bet League One club later confirmed that Jones has been given permission to discuss the vacancy with the Staffordshire outfit.

Joe Allen (left) celebrates his goal for Stoke
Joe Allen (left) celebrates a goal for Stoke this season

The Hatters' statement read: "We can confirm that we have granted permission to Stoke City to speak to Nathan Jones over their managerial vacancy.

"We will update supporters on any further developments in due course."

The Potters sit 14th in the table after just eight wins in 26 league outings and they were held to a 1-1 draw by League One side Shrewsbury in the FA Cup third round on Saturday, which was the final straw for the board and cost Rowett his job.

Jones has impressed since being appointed as Luton manager in 2016, guiding them to promotion to Sky Bet League One in 2017/18.

The Hatters have attracted plaudits for their style of football and their impressive form over Christmas has seen them surge up to second in the third tier.

Performances in December were so impressive that Jones has been nominated for the division's Manager of the Month award - with the winner announced on Friday.

See more on League One's December nominees here.


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Harry Winks earns Tottenham all three points1

Harry to the rescue for Spurs

Tottenham survived the absence of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min as Harry Winks' stoppage-time header secured a vital 2-1 victory at Fulham.

Get all the latest football gossip from the day's back pages
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Gonzalo Higuain will command a mega-salary while on loan at Chelsea, who are also looking to pull Philippe Coutinho away from Barcelona.

Martin Warhurst - not Jan Siewert3

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Dele Alli receives treatment at Craven Cottage4

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