Nathan Jones has been appointed by Southampton as the new manager on a four-year deal after the sacking of Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Jones agreed to take over from Hasenhuttl, the Austrian manager who had been in charge of Southampton for four years. Jones left his position as manager of Luton Town to take the Southampton’s job.
Jones watched from the stands as Southampton defeated Sheffield Wednesday on penalties in the Carabao Cup. His first match in charge of the Premier League club is against Liverpool on November 11, 2022.
Jones shares a similar characteristics with Hasenhuttl; he is known for his wide celebration of goals. When his team scores, he goes straight to the stands to celebrate the goal with the fans.
Who is Nathan Jones?
Nathan Jones is a Welsh professional manager who currently coaches Southampton in the Premier League. He was born on May 28, 1973, and is currently 49 years old. The manager stands 5 feet, 7 inches (1.70 meters) tall.
He started his football career at Maesteg Park in 1991. In 488 appearances, the left back scored just 12 goals. Jones is a devout Christian who attributes his good fortune to his faith.
Nathan Jones does not hide his faith and is very open to mentioning it during press conferences, occasionally adding “God willing.” The manager also has many religious tattoos on his body.
How Much Does Nathan Jones Earn?
The manager will be paid a whopping $2.5 million as Southampton manager per season. His first game in charge is going to be against Liverpool on November 12, 2022, at Anfield.
Teams Nathan Jones Has Coached
In 2014, Nathan Jones was the caretaker manager of Brighton and Hove Albion. He was then appointed by Luton Town for a period of three years before he was sacked.
The manager moved on to Stoke City in 2019, and he was sacked in 2020. Nathan Jones then went back to Luton Town, where he spent two years.
He made Luton Town a very good team that qualified for the play-offs in the Championship before his team was beaten by Huddersfield United.
He is now the manager of a Premier League side, Southampton.
Nathan Jones’ Tactics
The manager has always used The 3-5-2 configuration at Luton Town in 32 of their 44 games so far this season, with the 3-4-1-2 serving as the foundation for their exciting attacking play.
The squad only managed one victory in the five games they played using a back-four, therefore Jones has been justified to remain with his preferred style.
Challenges He May Face As A Southampton Manager And Will He Succeed?
Nathan Jones is a very good manager with his own style of play, but success also depends on the players’ zeal to play and make sure the manager succeeds. It was rumored that Southampton fans did not want the manager.
In order to appease them by winning matches because those fans will boo him on a daily basis if he fails to win matches.
Other difficulties he may face are in the team locker room.To be successful in the club, he must bring the club together. Ralph Hasenhuttl was criticized publicly by the players for the way he treats them.
Jones should avoid similar mistakes and make sure the players love him and want to play.
He is likely to succeed because of his achievements in the other clubs. Jones has been tipped to finish in the mid table of the English premier league.