Luton Town manager Nathan Jones has signed a new contract, taking him through to 2027.

The 48-year-old had returned to Kenilworth Road on an undisclosed long-term contract in 2020, but has now put pen to paper on a further extension, which will take him through to the end of the 2026/27 season.

Jones’ return in 2020 saw him take charge of Luton for a second time. He had previously been in charge between January 2016 and January 2019, during which time he helped the team get promoted from League 2 and set the groundwork for the team that won promotion from League One to the Championship later in 2019.

The Welshman left Luton to join Stoke City, before returning to Bedfordshire in May 2020. He duly kept Luton in the Championship upon his return, before leading the Hatters to a top half finish in the second tier in his first full season back.

Jones has now managed over 250 games in charge with the club, passing the milestone in a game at Nottingham Forest in late November.

The manager told the official Luton Town website of his delight to be offered the new deal with the club, and that he would love to be at the front of leading the club both into their new stadium and into the Premier League.

He said, “I feel very proud to be offered this new contract, with the length and everything that it offers me.

“I’m so proud to manage this fantastic club, but also of the fact that I’m the one entrusted to take it on to the next phase. We have been on a journey since 2016, and to be entrusted with the phases of the development here in a town and community that I love, I feel so humbled.

“I think we are in a wonderful place, and we know where we want to get to. We know all the things that need to happen along the way for that to happen, and we are in a real good stage of that. I would love to be at the forefront of taking us to the Premier League, which is something that we believe is more than realistic.

“To do that a lot of things have to happen, but we’ve got a lot of continuity here, a real good structure and processes in everything we do. With that and our constant development, the Premier League is what we want to achieve.

“The new stadium is going to be fundamental to that, and it would be a dream for me to lead the club into Power Court.”