Nathan Jones: ‘I can promise Stoke fans a team they can be proud of’

10 January 2019 10:29
The new Stoke manager has pledged to deliver ‘fast, attractive football’ after his surprise arrival from third-tier Luton TownIt was a legitimate question and one Stoke’s board must have considered before contacting Luton, yet the way Nathan Jones responded to the idea some people may be concerned about his lack of managerial experience at a higher level, including the players he has inherited who have spent the majority of their careers in the Premier League, said everything about the Welshman’s self-belief.“Look, there is, I wouldn’t say a concern, but an eye on that, in terms of how you would deal with the more experienced players. But players will respond to the work that you do,” says Jones, who was appointed as Gary Rowett’s successor on Wednesday. “So I might have come from League One, I might now be a Championship manager, but I believe my work is top-end. If it’s top-end, then players will respond to it. That’s the only way I would like to gain their respect. Related: The best young players in the Championship this season Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian