Title-winning manager to coach Hatters
Town boss John Still has added to his backroom staff with the acquisition of Hakan Hayrettin as first team coach.
The 43-year-old leaves behind a manager’s job at Grays Athletic – who he guided to the Ryman League Division One North title last season – to join the Hatters.
An experienced midfielder in his playing days, Hayrettin enjoyed spells with Torquay, Wycombe and Cambridge in the Football League.
He began his managerial career with Waltham Forest in 2003 and then took control at Thurrock in 2006. He left Thurrock in October 2010, but in May 2011 he took charge of Grays and led the Blues to the Ryman League Division One North Play-Offs in his first season, narrowly missing out on promotion when losing in the final.
However, last season the club never looked back and stormed to take the title with a club record 102 points.
Still, who has known Hayrettin for many years, told lutontown.co.uk: “Hakan used to play for me and has recently been managing at Grays.
“He’s a great lad and is very enthusiastic and in my mind it’s the right time to bring him to Luton Town.
“He’s got a fantastic work ethic and is really ambitious – in fact he wants my job! I have nothing wrong with that, I want ambitious people around me and I’m really looking forward to working with him.”
Hakan joins assistant manager Terry Harris and fitness coach Dave Richardson as part of the managerial backroom staff.