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‘People say you shouldn’t do this’: Nathan Jones heads into fire at Luton

Fans and staff felt betrayed when their manager fled in a promotion season – now he’s back to save them from the drop

They say never go back but, 16 months on from an acrimonious exit, Nathan Jones’s return to Luton ranks as one of the more unlikely managerial comebacks. “People say you shouldn’t do this, you shouldn’t do that but deep in my heart this feels right,” he said. “I’ve had time to think and talk it over with my wife and the key people in my life, and that includes going to God with it, and it sits right. I have peace with this decision – other decisions I’ve made, I haven’t. When I have peace, they are normally the right decisions.”

Some supporters still have grievances with Jones for what they deemed a sly and sudden departure to Stoke, where he lasted seven months before being sacked in November with the club in the Championship relegation zone. But it was not just fans left with a sour taste in the mouth when the Welshman moved on midway through a season that culminated in Luton being crowned League One champions.

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