Southampton’s managerial target Nathan Jones has been described as a “no-nonsense manager”.
That is the opinion of journalist Dean Jones, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the latest on the Saints’ managerial search.
According to multiple sources, the Saints are currently in advanced talks with Luton Town in a bid to appoint Jones as their new head coach.
And the journalist believes that the current Hatters manager may be exactly what the club need right now:
“He’s pretty no-nonsense.
“I think he threatened to burn down, or might have even burned down a table tennis table when he was at Luton, to stop the players from playing on it.
“But he makes his voice known in a very unique way.
“It’s maybe what Southampton need right now.
“Look, this isn’t a team of stars, this is a team where everybody needs to be pulling in the right direction and know that you’re in it together.”
TIF Thoughts on Dean Jones’ comments…
We agree with these comments and believe that the club may need a hard-line approach to get themselves out of danger this season.
The current side have already been criticised by pundit Graeme Souness for not playing for the manager, so it could be that the side need a tough hard-working boss to get them out of their current predicament.
Therefore, we are fascinated to see if the Southampton hierarchy are prepared to gamble on a more old-school manager in the form of Jones, and will be interested to see how his potential appointment could play out.