Northampton Town confirm Andy King as manager ‘until further notice’

STAYING IN CHARGE - Andy King will remain as manager of the Cobblers
STAYING IN CHARGE - Andy King will remain as manager of the Cobblers

Andy King will continue to take charge of the Cobblers ‘until further notice’, it has been confirmed.

The caretaker manager, who has selected the side for the three matches since Aidy Boothroyd’s dismissal on December 21, will remain in the job on a match-by-match basis.

The Town board and owner David Cardoza have been very happy with the way the side has performed under King.

They won their first away league game for more three months on Saturday when they ran out 2-1 winners at Newport County.

Prior to that, the team clinched a good 0-0 draw at Portsmouth with a team heavily depleted by injury and suspension.

King’s first game was a late 1-0 defeat to second-placed Burton Albion but since then he has been allowed to sign two new loan players and green-light the departure of four others.

“The spirit that has been shown in the past three games has been unbelievable,” said Cardoza.

“I know Andy well and I like him a lot.

“He’s got a huge amount of knowledge and he will keep everyone upbeat. Alongside Tim (Flowers) and the other young coaches, I’m reasonably relaxed.

“I was when making the decision about Aidy because I knew they would steady the ship. I knew if they did well it would make the decision about the next manager harder and after the win at Newport that is very much the case.”

Cardoza was non-committal on who the next permanent manager of the club will be, but said the process is ‘ongoing’.

He also said he didn’t want to ‘rock the boat’ with the team performing well under King.

“We’ve had a number of interviews and we’ve spoken to a million different people,” said Cardoza.

“It’s ongoing and nothing has been put on hold.

“But while Andy and the players are getting results it is very difficult to make a change at this moment in time.

“I want to see this carry on and if the players want these coaches at the club then they need to carry on winning games and giving it 100 per cent.

“At this moment in time, that is what is happening.

“I don’t want to rock the boat right now because while the performances are what they are, I just want us to carry on.”