Stoke City midfielder, Ogehenekaro Etebo will be playing under a new manager for the second half of the season in the English Championship, following his club’s appointment of a new tactician to handle the team.
Footballive.ng gathered that the new man to handle Etebo and his Stoke teammates is Nathan Jones, who steps in to replace Gary Rowett with the former English Premier League campaigners.
Jones has left his position in charge of Luton Town, currently second in League One and on a 13-game unbeaten run, to sign a three-and-a-half-year contract with Etebo’s club.
The 45-year-old, who had previously worked as coach and then assistant manager at Brighton, guided Luton to promotion from England’s League Two last season, having been appointed in January 2016.
Jones has earned a reputation for his brand of expansive football, with Luton scoring 301 times while conceding just 174 in his 170 matches in charge.
Etebo’s side currently lie 14th in the Championship, after winning just eight of their 26 league games under Rowett, and were turned down by Slavisa Jokanovic when they approached the former Fulham boss.
Etebo’s joint-club owners, John and Peter Coates stated: “Nathan is an incredibly driven and passionate individual and we are delighted to have secured his services for Stoke City.
“We have been following Nathan’s career for some time and when we met him were hugely impressed with his clear vision as to how he will achieve success at Stoke.”
The new coach added: “We’ll try to play in a certain way which I will work religiously on. This is not just a job for me, this is a lifestyle.
“Once we get our philosophy implemented, and we get working with the players, we aim to get the best out of them.”