What will Nathan Jones bring to Stoke City?

PT KONTAK PERKASA FUTURES - Nathan Jones has been appointed Stoke manager after Gary Rowett was sacked on Tuesday, but what will the former Luton boss bring to the Potteries?

PT KONTAK PERKASA FUTURES - The Welshman leaves the Hatters second in the League One table after three years at the club, which included promotion from League Two.

But with only two full seasons as a manager under his belt, what can Stoke expect from the 45-year-old?

Style of football

Jones played for a short time in Spain's second tier in the mid-90s before stints at Southend, Brighton and Yeovil. A fluent Spanish speaker, he was named Oscar Garcia's assistant at Brighton in 2013 and has spoken of how his time in Spain influenced his thinking on the game.

In his tenure at Luton he brought a quick-passing, possession-based style to the Bedfordshire club. The Hatters finished as runners-up in League Two last season and, having clocked wins of 8-2, 7-1 and 7-0, scored 94 goals in the process.

He operated a diamond formation at Luton with midfielders rotating and swapping flanks. Though he had wingers in his squad, he tended to use them only as impact substitutions when searching for a goal, rather than as his Plan A. He would play two up front with attacking full-backs providing width.
It certainly worked in League Two and, unbeaten since early October, was going well in League One. Time will tell if Jones chooses to employ the same tactics in the Championship with Stoke.
Nathan Jones has done an excellent job with Luton
Nathan Jones has done an excellent job with Luton

Lacking experience?

Though Luton was Jones' first full-time managerial role, he has managed in the Championship before having taken over at Brighton on a caretaker basis after the sacking of Sami Hyypia in December 2014.

He won and drew his two games in charge, but was passed over for the full-time role in favour of Chris Hughton, who went on to lead the club into the Premier League.

Source : skysports.com