Mick Harford, who played twelve minutes for Coventry City whilst on loan and who scored in that 2-1 win over Newcastle United, has been put in temporary charge of League One side Luton Town.
Nathan Jones, left Luton to become the new manager at Stoke City yesterday and Luton have given the job on a temporary basis to Harford, who is a former Luton player and currently their Chief Recruitment Officer.
Harford was Luton manager between January 2008 and October 2009, getting them to Wembley and a JPT win over Scunthorpe United.
"We are delighted to announce that Luton Town legend Mick Harford - and self-confessed Mackem - will lead the team into Saturday's huge Sky Bet League One clash at his boyhood club Sunderland as interim manager," the club said in a statement.
"Our 59-year-old former player, coach and manager, who has fulfilled a vital job for the last three years in helping build the Hatters' squad in his current role as chief recruitment officer, will prepare the players for the second v third game, with Steve Rutter continuing in his role as assistant manager.
"Mick, who masterminded one of the club's finest moments in his previous role as manager when winning the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at Wembley in 2009, will have the backing of 3,000 Hatters behind him for what is sure to be a proud moment as he takes the team he loves to his hometown club.
"Mick played for Sunderland in the 1992-93 season, but they were still at Roker Park then so Saturday will be his first game at the Stadium of Light as player of manager - and what an occasion it promises to be with so many Town fans showing their usual phenomenal support!"