Stoke City are in discussions with Luton Town Manager Nathan Jones over their vacant managerial position, after Gary Rowett’s sacking on Tuesday.

The Potters, 14th in the Championship, had approached former Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic however he resisted the chance to be interviewed.

Jones, 45, was at Luton since January 20-16 and guided the Hatters to promotion from League Two final season.

Inside their own statementthey said they’d”granted consent to Stoke City to speak to Nathan Jones” and that they would”update supporters on further progress in due course”.

Stoke were one of the unsung favorites for marketing following relegation from the Premier League last word – and’d named Rowett, 44, to direct them back at the first effort.

But, eight wins from 26 Championship games weren’t sufficient to preserve the former Burton and Derby boss from the article, making him the third manager to be sacked by the Potters in just more than 12 months.

Whois Nathan Jones?

Welshman Jones has enjoyed steady progress since taking the step from coach to director with the Hatters, and he possesses a 51 percent win speed throughout his period in charge at Kenilworth Road.

Having staved off relegation, Luton are currently among the promotion challengers for a return to the 2nd tier for the firsttime since 2007.

As a person he had been a committed, versatile figure whose many notable charms was included with Brighton and Yeovil – winning promotion with the former and captaining the latter within their own 2007 play-off final defeat by Blackpool.

His training development came along with Terry Skiverton and Gary Johnson at Yeovil, while he also served on the team together with Oscar Garcia, Sami Hyypia and Chris Hughton at Brighton.