Luton Town's quest for promotion to the Premier League suffered a blow when their beloved manager Nathan Jones moved to Southampton earlier this season, but he reacted by snatching the South Coast spot in the Premier League.

Jones led Lawton to direct qualification from the third division and reach the semi-finals of the promotion play-offs in the second division during two eras in charge, but left last November when the team was in ninth place to put him in trouble.

Then came coach Rob Edwards, who was the latest victim of the Watford guillotine, and Lawton did not hesitate to sign the man who led his rival for 3 and a half years.

Gary Sweet, the club's chief executive at the time, said: "Honestly... If we avoid everyone who is connected to our competitors, it will limit our options in some way."

Luton Town published – through his official account on Twitter – on Saturday a lengthy video clip telling the story of the club's arrival in the Premier League, after years of playing in the lower divisions.

This is our story.

The first club to go from non-league to the Premier League! 🧡 #COVLUT | #COYH

— Luton Town FC (@LutonTown) May 27, 2023

The video garnered more than 4 million views in less than 24 hours of its publication, and garnered thousands of interactions from likes and retweets, as well as comments from followers who praised the club's struggle to reach this historic feat.

What happened next became history, as Luton finished in Serie B in third place and qualified for the promotion play-offs thanks to a 14-match unbeaten run.

One Wembley appearance.
One goal.
One win. 🏆

Jordan Clark 🫡 #COYH

— Luton Town FC (@LutonTown) May 28, 2023

Luton passed his rival Sunderland in the semi-finals despite losing the first leg before defeating Coventry City on penalties 6-5, after the end of the original and extra time with a draw with a goal for the same, in the final of the play-off to the Premier League, on Saturday, in an exciting match held at Wembley Stadium.

The best full time scenes in the history of this football club! 🧡 #COYH

— Luton Town FC (@LutonTown) May 28, 2023

The Premier League welcomed Luton Town's promotion to the Premier League for the first time in its history.

Welcome to the Premier League, @LutonTown! 👋

— Premier League (@premierleague) May 27, 2023

Carlton Morris, Luton's top scorer this season, said: "We thought we were in trouble, because our form was miserable when we took penalties in training.

"It's good that everyone is raising their level. I told my colleagues that it was time to show our metal as men and rise to the occasion. We scored all six penalties despite the tremendous pressure".


— Luton Town FC (@LutonTown) May 27, 2023

Huge financial profits

Staying in the Premier League could generate £290 million ($366 million), according to Deloitte, but Edwards is realistically dealing with the situation.

"We will not lose our senses. We will have to exploit our strengths. We know it will be the biggest challenge ever. It is the best league competition with the best coaches. We know how difficult it is. The fans had some dark times. It's great to put a smile on their faces."

Billy-Raduk Mbanzo has lived through the team's entire journey since joining in 2014 when he was training on a dog patch before the club rose through league competitions, giving him money to build new facilities.

Mbanzo, 29, who made 367 appearances for Luton, became the first player to arrive from the amateur league to the Premier League with one team.

"I've done everything in football, I'm retiring this summer. It's been a journey full of bittersweet moments, but you have to believe in yourself. And here I am, I'm a Premier League player."

The first man to go from non-league to the Premier League with one club.@PellyRuddock 🫡 #COVLUT | #COYH

— Luton Town FC (@LutonTown) May 27, 2023

The smallest playground

Kenilworth Road will be the smallest stadium in the Premier League with a capacity of just over 10,300 spectators, which is acceptable when it was playing in the Fifth Division a decade ago rather than in the Premier League.

The club will spend £10m to upgrade the stadium before the start of the season in August, but the stadium in the middle of the balconies has its own charm and could be a powerful weapon.

With the team entering the spotlight, players will have to prepare themselves for playing on the country's biggest stadiums, but defender Dan Potts said the consideration of facing Manchester United or Manchester City at home would be postponed for the time being.

"Vegas first," he said with a smile. We'll enjoy this moment first, then the preparations will begin."

9. Luton Town reached the Premier League just nine years after making his appearance in the Fifth Division in 2014, the fastest team to move from the fifth division to the First Division, along with Wimbledon between 1977 and 1986.

— OptaArabi (@OptaArabi) May 27, 2023

According to the network "Opta" for football statistics that Luton Town reached the Premier League after only 9 years of participation in the fifth division in 2014, the fastest team to move from the fifth division to the first division, along with Wimbledon between 1977 and 1986.

In the same context, the English team celebrated its promotion to the Premier League, and celebrated its player Billy Ruddock, who became the first player to rise with one team from the National League "fifth division" to the Premier League.

The English First Division and the Professional Footballers' Association in England also celebrated Luton Town's move to the Premier League for the first time in its history.

Wow. Luton Town are Premier League!

An incredible season, what an achievement. 👏👏👏 @LutonTown

— Professional Footballers' Association (@PFA) May 27, 2023