Impressed Thomas feels Brady is the perfect fit for Cobblers after structure changes

'Jon has impressed us with his work since taking caretaker charge.'

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 5:11 pm
Kelvin Thomas.

Cobblers chairman Kelvin Thomas believes Jon Brady is the ideal man to take the club forward following recent structural changes.

Brady has been named Town's full-time manager on a two-year deal following 20 games in caretaker charge having stepped up from the academy.

Only this week Thomas confirmed Northampton will be making some changes behind the scenes, including the creation of a new committee to give the club a clearer identity and allow for more joined-up thinking across all departments.

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And given Brady's knowledge and passion for the club, Thomas felt there was no better man to lead the way.

"Jon has impressed us with his work since taking caretaker charge," he said.

"All of the statistics have shown improvement with the players Jon inherited. We score more goals per game, we concede fewer, our points per game is higher and our performances have been better.

"We are all disappointed we weren't able to avoid relegation but we felt we saw improvements in the work with the management team.

"Within the new structure we have spoken a lot about the player pathway and having a clearer identity for the club. With that in mind, no one knows the young players coming through better than Jon and we wanted to appoint a management team who understand the club and are clearly very passionate about Northampton Town doing well throughout the whole club.

"Of course, the pressure is still on to win games and it is our aim and intention to try and return to League One at the earliest opportunity.

"Jon enjoyed success as a manager locally with Brackley Town and also enjoyed a successful period with our U18s, so he knows how to win games and be a success. He has that winning mentality, he has done his apprenticeship and we feel he is now ready to step up.

"We have taken our time over this decision and we have turned to some very experienced people for advice, including the likes of Graham Carr, and we are delighted to appoint Jon."