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Championship: Luton Town appoint Rob Edwards as new manager

Championship side Luton Town have appointed Rob Edwards as their new manager following Nathan Jones' departure to Southampton.

Edwards, 39, takes charge of the Hatters having signed an initial three and a half year deal with the club only one point outside the Championship play-off places.

Ironically that was the exact position he found himself at his last role at Watford, who sacked him after ten matches having been appointed in the summer.

Edwards' first management role at senior level only started last year, taking charge at Forest Green Rovers and gaining an immediate promotion from League Two.

On his appointment, Edwards said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be here. It’s a really exciting opportunity to manage this great football club and I can’t wait to get started.

“From the outside, looking in at Luton Town, you see such a well-run football club, a club that’s growing, moving forward and competing at the right end of the Championship. It’s a club that did fantastically well last season and is doing so well now. When the opportunity opened up, straight away, you see there is a terrific group of players there and a club that’s only looking in one direction.

“Then, I come in and start meeting everyone, and you get such a warm feeling. You can see it’s a club that puts its people and supporters first. I feel a lot of positivity around the place, and I’m really thankful to be given the chance to be part of it."

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