Nathan Jones

A defender as a player, Nathan Jones began his career with Luton in 1995 but after a year at Kenilworth Road, he left for a 12-month spell in Spain, playing for Numancia and Badajoz. On returning to the UK he played for Southend, Brighton and Yeovil, winning promotion three times with Brighton.

It was with Yeovil that Jones began his coaching badges, and in 2009 he became the club’s assistant manager. After a brief spell as U21s manager at Charlton, he was appointed assistant head coach at Championship side Brighton in 2013. Going on to serve the club as first team coach, he also enjoyed a brief spell as caretaker manager.

Appointed manager of Luton Town in January 2016, he saved the club from relegation in his first season and oversaw promotion to League One a year later. He was appointed Stoke City manager in January 2019.

Sessions by Nathan Jones

When to press and when to drop

in Defending

This session is all about teaching players when to press and when to drop as a defensive unit and it encourages them to identify and respond to the visual triggers shown by their opponents. As a practice, it allows for the consistent repetition of the key triggers but within varied circumstances, helping players to quickly... MORE

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