STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: A sign with the Stoke City crest on is seen during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Sunderland at Britannia Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Stoke City have announced that Nathan Jones will replace Gary Rowett as their new first-team manager

The Potters fired Rowett on Tuesday after a run of three wins in their last 14 Championship games dropped them down to 14th-place in the table.

Now Jones has left his role at English third division side Luton Town to take charge of Stoke as they look to cut down the eight-point gap to sixth-place Derby County in the final playoff spot for promotion.

“Nathan is an incredibly driven and passionate individual and we are delighted to have secured his services for Stoke City,” Stoke owners John Coates and Peter Coates told the club website.

“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.”

Jones, who is Stoke’s fourth coach in 12 months, was the manager of Luton since 2016 and had previously worked as an assistant at Brighton.

Frank Lampard hails ‘winner’ Ashley Cole’s impact at Derby

Derby County boss Frank Lampard praised the impact Ashley Cole has made since joining his team in January.

The 45-year-old’s first game in charge will be against Brentford on Saturday.