Luton Town have confirmed this morning that Alan Sheehan has returned to the club in a first-team coaching role.
The 35-year-old, who announced his retirement via his Twitter on Tuesday, held a player-coach role at Oldham Athletic, after signing for the Latics in the summer.
Sheehan is expected to be in the dugout for Luton’s first competitive match in a month when they welcome Harrogate Town to Kenilworth Road in the FA Cup.
The 35-year-old was Nathan Jones’ first signing at the club, with it being six years ago yesterday since the Hatters first appointed the 48-year-old.
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Luton’s confirmation of Sheehan’s return, also came with another boost, as Mick Harford is set to return to the dugout after completing his course of radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer.
The pair was last together at Kenilworth Road in 2019, where they were both pictured picking up the Sky Bet League One Trophy.
This double boost is exactly what Luton fans need after not playing competitive football since December 11.
A Covid-19 outbreak at Luton, combined with outbreaks within other camps, means that they have seen four Championship games postponed over the festive period.
Harford, who is the definition of a Luton Town legend, played an integral role in Luton getting back to the Championship when taking temporary charge of the club back during the promotion-winning season.
Sheehan is another man who is loved by the club and adds to the list of former Hatters with a role at the club at present.