Rob Edwards: Luton Town appoints former Watford boss as new manager


Rob Edwards: Luton Town appoints former Watford boss as new manager


Former Forest Green and Watford boss joins Luton Town as their new coach

Luton Town have appointed former Forest Green and Watford boss Rob Edwards as their new manager.

The Welshman will replace Nathan Jones, who recently joined Southampton and has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract at Kenilworth Road.

The 39-year-old won the League Two title at Forest Green last year, as well as the League Two Manager of the Year award.

He left Forest Green on May 11 of this year and joined Watford, where he was sacked on September 26 after winning just three matches out of 10 in the Championship this term.

“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,” Edwards told the club website.

“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.”

‘We appointed the right man’

Luton Town CEO Gary Sweet said they ensured they appointed the right man to steer them into the right direction.

“We have conducted a very thorough recruitment process, the planning for which is always available for us to use, but really kicked into gear at the start of last week going into painstaking detail to ensure we appoint the right man.

“We warmly welcome Rob to Kenilworth Road and while as a band of fans ourselves, we fully understand the concerns some supporters may have with his previous Club, but the one action Watford did that impressed us in recent times was their appointment of Rob.

“From our lengthy conversations with him, he immediately bought into our values as a club, we had deep discussions about our culture, our opportunities and our threats, and he fully understands where we have come from to get to this point now.”

Rob Edwards’ first match in charge will be after the World Cup break at Middlesbrough on December 10.