Jepson joins backroom staff after Kelly leaves Cobblers

Development coach departs the PTS

Friday, 7th February 2020, 10:34 am
Updated Friday, 7th February 2020, 10:44 am
David Kelly

Development coach David Kelly has left the Cobblers by mutual agreement.

The 54-year-old, a former strike for Republic of Ireland, Leicester City and Newcastle United striker, worked as an assistant manager at Tranmere, Preston, Derby County, Nottingham Forest, Scunthorpe United and Port Vale and joined the Cobblers last June.

He departs after eight months in the role and will be replaced by Ronnie Jepson, who played for Huddersfield and Exeter among others before going on to manage Gillingham and Bury.

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"There's been a change within the background staff this week as David Kelly has left his position by mutual consent," said manager Keith Curle.

"We've brought in Ronnie Jepson. He's someone I've worked with at Crystal Palace and QPR and he will bring in another skill set that in my opinion can only benefit us.

"It's another change and it will enhance what we're trying to create."