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Sunderland consider approach for Luton Town boss Nathan Jones?

Sunderland reportedly identify Luton Town boss Nathan Jones as a potential candidate for the vacant managerial role at the Stadium of Light.

Luton Town boss Nathan Jones has reportedly emerged as a potential target for Sunderland.

After the decision was made to sack Simon Grayson last week, Sunderland are in need of a new manager with the club currently sitting at the bottom of the Championship table.

Defender John O'Shea is currently regarded as the bookmakers' favourites but according to the Sunderland Echo, highly-rated Jones is under consideration.

Since January 2016, Jones has won 50 of his 102 matches in charge of the Hatters, with the club missing out on promotion to the third tier last season after defeat in the playoff semi-finals.

The 44-year-old is under contract at Kenilworth Road until 2020, but that has not stopped the former Brighton & Hove Albion coach being linked with clubs higher up the pyramid.

Sunderland will be keen to make an appointment before the club's next league fixture, which is at home to Millwall on November 18.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Portsmouth14103124111333
2Sunderland1476126131327
3Peterborough UnitedPeterborough1483330201027
4Accrington StanleyAccrington147521813526
5Doncaster RoversDoncaster147432419525
6Barnsley136522391423
7Luton TownLuton146531915423
8Walsall136431514122
9Charlton AthleticCharlton136342118321
10Coventry CityCoventry146351314-121
11Fleetwood Town145542113820
12Blackpool13481149520
13Southend UnitedSouthend146261818020
14Burton Albion135261617-117
15Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpe144552229-717
16Rochdale144462128-716
17Wycombe WanderersWycombe143651721-415
18Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury142661115-412
19Gillingham133371825-712
20Bristol Rovers14257913-411
21AFC Wimbledon143291020-1011
22Oxford UnitedOxford Utd142481323-1010
23Bradford CityBradford1431101022-1210
24Plymouth ArgylePlymouth141491125-147

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