Cobblers 'talking to candidates' over assistant manager role

Club to make an external appointment to support Brady

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 12:05 pm
Marc Richards will work alongside Brady as first-team coach.
Marc Richards will work alongside Brady as first-team coach.

Jon Brady and Northampton have opened talks with potential candidates for the vacant assistant manager role.

Brady was named permanent manager on Saturday while Marc Richards (first-team coach), Ian Sampson (head of academy) and Dan Watson (goalkeeping coach) were also kept in their current roles.

But the club are looking to make an external appointment to support Brady when Town start their League Two campaign in August.

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Brady said: "We're talking to some candidates at the moment and it will be a decision made on the whole with all of us - with Kelvin (Thomas), with Sammo and with James (Whiting).

"We're looking to connect the club all the way through and we're looking for someone who will be the right fit for that."

Speaking further on his appointment as Town's new full-time boss, Brady added: "It's my adopted home town so it's personal to me. I know a lot of people in the town because I've lived here for 23 years and I've played for two or three clubs in the county and I've managed a good non-league club.

"I've won titles with every team in Northamptonshire and I love this place so it means everything and I want to connect our team and our players to the community, to the fans and I want to pack that stadium.

"I want to excite people in what we do and I want to be brave in what we do. I'm just looking forward to this challenge, I really am.

"The aim will be two be the best we can be, first and foremost. There's a lot of work to do and we need to build our confidence in terms of who we retain and how we build over the next few weeks and that will be the foundation for us."