Cardoza says he won’t be pushed into decision over new Cobblers boss

TAKING HIS TIME - Cobblers chairman David Cardoza
TAKING HIS TIME - Cobblers chairman David Cardoza

Cobblers chairman David Cardoza admits he understands the fans’ concerns over a lack of activity on the managerial front at Sixfields, but says he will not be forced to make a decision.

Northampton have been without a permanent manager since Aidy Boothroyd’s sacking on December 21, with Andy King taking caretaker duties since that time.

Supporters have grown concerned about the lack of information coming from Sixfields, but Cardoza has broken his silence on the issue, and said: “Of course I understand the fans’ concerns - we are bottom of the league and four points adrift of safety.

“But I won’t make decisions to placate people. I will sort this out; I have done it before and I will do it again.

“I realise how important it is and because of that we will take our time.

“We won’t be pushed into making a decision and people just need to be a little bit more patient.”

One of the key concerns for supporters is that the transfer window is only open for 14 more days and that the time in which the club could make new additions is running out.

But Cardoza does not think this will be an issue for whoever is given the job on a permanent basis.

“The transfer window closes in two weeks but we can sign players in two hours,” he said.

“So I’m not the slightest bit concerned about that, in fact I am absolutely confident we will get the players in that we need.

“I’ve said all along that we’ll be in a different place by the end of the month and I stand by that.”