Brady 'would want certain things in place' before taking the Cobblers job full-time

'I'm not like any other manager who would jump at the chance.'

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 4:15 pm
Jon Brady.

Cobblers interim boss Jon Brady has revealed that he wouldn't necessarily 'jump at the chance' to take the job on a full-time basis if offered the opportunity at the end of the season.

Brady was appointed caretaker manager after the sacking of Keith Curle in early February before being confirmed until the end of the current season a month later.

Town's performances and results have generally improved under Brady and his coaching staff of Marc Richards and Ian Sampson, but nonetheless they are still odds-on to be relegated back to League Two.

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Brady has repeatedly shifted the focus away from himself when asked about the full-time job and did so again when asked following Saturday's draw at Gillingham, although he also revealed it wouldn't be a straightforward decision.

"It's totally out of my hands," he said. "My main focus is on day-to-day and week-to-week and trying to keep us in League One.

"In the last 13 games, we've got 19 points which would have put us 12th or 13th in the league and that was after we had rock-bottom and were dead and buried.

"But I'm not like any other manager who would jump at the chance. I'm a businessman as well and I would want to know that there are certain things in place to have a real fighting chance and to improve and to make things better.

"I would need to have reassurances and I wouldn't just jump at the chance - I'd make sure those things are in place."

Brady did not go into further detail, insisting his full focus is on the immediate future and trying to keep the club in League One this season.