Luton Town are still in the hunt for a new manager to replace Nathan Jones, who left them for Stoke City. Here is an updated five potential candidates for the role-

Johnnie Jackson- The 36-year-old has emerged as a surprise frontrunner for the job. He is currently the first-team coach of fellow League One side Charlton Athletic. The former midfielder only retired from playing at the end of last season.

Paul Hurst- He was sacked by Ipswich Town in October after a poor start to the season. Hurst, who has also previously managed Boston United and Grimsby Town, did an impressive job in the third tier with Shrewsbury Town last season. Could Luton hand him a route back into the game?

Paul Hurst in charge of Shrewsbury Town. Picture by Daniel Youngs.

Graeme Jones- He is another name to be linked with the Hatters. The current West Bromwich Albion assistant manager has also held similar roles at Swansea City, Wigan Athletic, Everton and Belgium under Roberto Martinez, but has never been a full-time manager.

Ryan Lowe- The current Bury boss has been mentioned in regards to the Luton job. The 40-year-old, who took the Shakers job on a permanent basis in May, has impressed in charge of the League Two side this season and they sit third in the table at the moment.

Stephen Robinson- He played just under 200 games for the Hatters as a player and is now the manager of Scottish Premier League side Motherwell. Could he return to Kenilworth Road now?


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