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HAPPY THIRD ANNIVERSARY IN CHARGE, GAFFER!

Nathan Jones celebrates three years at the Hatters' helm today

6 January 2019

Today marks the third anniversary of Nathan Jones’ tenure in charge of the Hatters – and what a three years it’s been!

Jones left his role as first-team coach at Brighton & Hove Albion to join the Town on 6th January 2016 and embark on his first managerial post. After his first game in charge a fortnight later, the club sat 18th in Sky Bet League Two following a goalless draw with Cambridge.

The former Brighton and Yeovil full-back steered his side to a fourth-place finish in his first full season, losing in the play-off semi-finals, before leading them to automatic promotion last term, finishing runners-up in the fourth tier.

Today they sit second in League One after a 13-game unbeaten run in which they have taken 33 points from a possible 39, winning ten and drawing three since their last defeat on October 13 at Barnsley, the fourth-placed side who drew 0-0 at Kenilworth Road on New Year’s Day – the first stalemate Jones’ side have had at home since his debut.

In total the 45-year-old has been in charge for 170 matches – winning 87, drawing 46 and losing 37. His team have scored 301 and conceded 174. Overall his win ratio is 51.2%.

In Football League matches, Jones has the best points per game ratio of any Hatters boss in history taking three points for a win as the basis – his 1.820 per game from 139 matches in charge bettering Allan Brown’s 1.737 from 95 games.

He has a win ratio of 51.1 per cent in Football League matches, which is also the best in the club’s history.

His league record reads: P139 W71 D40 L28 F238 A136 Pts 253 PPG 1.820

Included among his achievements are three successive FA Cup third round appearances, a Checkatrade Trophy semi-final and three Sky Bet League Two manager of the month awards.

Happy anniversary Nathan, the style of football and success you have brought to Kenilworth Road is second-to-none – here’s to many more!

 

NATHAN JONES’ FULL RECORD AS LTFC BOSS:

League Two:  P113 W56 D33 L24 F189 A112

League One:  P26 W15 D7 L4 F49 A24

Play-off:          P2 W0 D1 L1 F5 A6

FA Cup:           P8 W6 D1 L2 F20 A8

League Cup:   P4 W1 D0 L3 F3 A5

Trophy:           P15 W8 D4 L3 F35 A19

TOTAL:          P170 W87 D46 L26 F301 A174

 

LTFC MANAGERS’ RECORDS (LEAGUE GAMES ONLY)

1. Nathan Jones     P139      W71       D40        L28         Win% 51.1          PPG 1.820

2. Allan Brown        P95        W48       D21        L26         Win% 50.5          PPG 1.737

3. Joe Kinnear        P112      W52       D28        L32         Win% 46.4          PPG 1.643

4. Alec Stock           P155      W66       D52        L37         Win% 42.6          PPG 1.613

5. John Moore        P42        W18       D12        L12         Win% 42.9        PPG 1.571          

6. Mike Newell        P176      W72       D45        L59         Win% 40.9         PPG 1.483

7. Harry Haslam     P236      W95       D57        L84         Win% 40.3        PPG 1.449      

 

*Thanks to iFollow Hatters commentator Simon 'Statto' Pitts for all the stats!    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATHAN JONES’ FULL RECORD AS LTFC BOSS:

League Two:  P93 W47 D26 L20 F157 A91

Play-off:          P2  W0     D1  L1   F5     A6

FA Cup:           P5  W4    D0   L1  F16   A5

League Cup:   P3   W1    D0   L2  F3     A4

Trophy:           P11  W7    D2   L2  F28   A15

TOTAL:          P114  W59  D29  L26  F209  A121

 

LTFC MANAGERS’ RECORDS (LEAGUE GAMES ONLY)

1. Nathan Jones     P93        W47       D26        L20         Win% 50.5          PPG 1.796

2. Allan Brown        P95        W48       D21        L26         Win% 50.5          PPG 1.737

3. Joe Kinnear        P112      W52       D28        L32         Win% 46.4          PPG 1.643

4. Alec Stock           P155      W66       D52        L37         Win% 42.6          PPG 1.613

5. John Moore        P42        W18       D12        L12         Win% 42.9         PPG 1.571          

6. Mike Newell        P176      W72       D45        L59         Win% 40.9         PPG 1.483

7. Harry Haslam     P236      W95       D57        L84         Win% 40.3         PPG 1.449          

 


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