Cobblers caretaker boss Andy King is not sure he would be able to continue working at the club as a director of football.
King is in the frame for the manager’s job on a permanent basis but it has been suggested he could move upstairs with a younger coach employed to take charge of first-team affairs.
Names in the frame to fulfil such a role include Bournemouth assistant manager Chris Hargreaves, Brackley Town manager Jon Brady and Kevin Wilkin of Nuneaton Town.
But King, under whom the Cobblers have lost to Burton and drawn at Portsmouth, might be reluctant to become a director of football at Sixfields.
“I’d only be interested in working with someone if they were as talented as Aidy (Boothroyd),” he said.
“I’m a football manager, not a director of football. But if I’d lost the two games I’ve had then it wouldn’t even be a conversation.
“We’ve had a very minor uplift. One point in two games is not a revival but it is something.
“You do get some bad results. Rene Meulensteen, who is a very very good coach, got beat 6-0 at Hull City by a Hull side who haven’t scored six goals all season, so these things do happen.”