New Luton manager, Graeme Jones, has spoken about his dreams of taking Luton to the Premier League.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Jones said that the aim is to reach the Premier League.
Jones, a former Belgium, Everton and West Brom assistant manager, took the reins at Kenilworth Road in early May as the Hatters prepare for life in the Championship after winning League One last season.
He signed a three-year deal at the club and took over from Mick Harford after he secured promotion last year on a temporary basis after Nathan Jones left the club to join Stoke.
Jones was Roberto Martinez’s number two for 11 years and followed him from everywhere between Swansea and Belgium, before becoming Darren Moore’s assistant at West Brom last season.
The first time manager has now spoken of his ambitions, and how if a club like Bournemouth can get there, so can they.
He said: “The aim ultimately is to get in the Premier League.
“When? I can’t tell you, but you have to dream and you have to dream big, and why not?
“Bournemouth have achieved it, but again, it took Eddie (Howe) time to get his style of plan and principals across and he built that through the leagues, the way Luton Town’s been built, the way I was a part of in Swansea.
“We built that in League One, took them into the Championship, we finished eighth in our first season, just outside the play-offs.
“It set other managers up, that style of play that they took into the Premier League and helped the club be successful for 10 years really, so that would be the aim long term.”
With Luton now in the Championship, it would be silly to rule out any possibility of them getting into the Premier League.
They’re without a doubt a club on the up. With plans for a new stadium and a capable squad, they should be trying to staying up this year and solidify.
Jones is right to look at Bournemouth to show that it’s doable. They should also look to sides like Brentford who have proved that you can hold your own and build in this division by recruiting well and having a meaningful strategy.