Nathan Jones has explained his old Twitter profile had been hacked before he decided to delete the account this afternoon.
The former Stoke City manager had not been active on social media since 2017 but there were a series of posts in reply to US President Donald Trump’s controversial message about the difference between common flu, the coronavirus and the economy.
Jones’s @cocowasp profile was used to seemingly promote bitcoins and entrepreneur Elon Musk – and a note that “the markets are in despair” gained 41 likes, three re-Tweets… and one reply suggesting it was unlikely to have come from Jones.
And Jones wrote today: “Just to clarify I have had my account hacked and haven’t tweeted since 2017. Any recent tweets are categorically not mine. I am now going to delete this account to avoid future problems.”
The account was swiftly deleted.
Jones left Stoke in November after just 10 months in charge and has since been linked with vacancies at Bristol Rovers and Blackpool.
The 46-year-old, who had guided Luton Town from the bottom half of League Two to the cusp of the Championship, has been an EFL pundit on Quest and a guest on an EFL podcast.