Thomas has no regrets over the timing of Curle's sacking

Former boss was replaced by Brady in February

By James Heneghan
Thursday, 6th May 2021, 12:23 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th May 2021, 12:24 pm
Keith Curle.
Keith Curle.

Cobblers chairman Kelvin Thomas insists he has no regrets over the timing of his decision to sack former manager Keith Curle.

Curle's two-and-a-half-year tenure was brought to an end in early February with Town occupying one of the four relegation places and on a seven-game winless run.

Jon Brady stepped up from the youth team to take the reins for the remainder of the season, but he was unable to steer the club away from relegation.

Performances generally improved under Brady, something that Thomas acknowledges, but nonetheless he does not rue the decision to change managers when he did.

"You can always go back and look at it but the reality is I think Keith deserved the opportunity to improve matters for what we he had done," said Thomas.

"I still think Keith's time at the football club was a success and we wanted to give him the window, but it became very tough at the time with our performances.

"If you're not winning games and you're not playing well, it becomes very difficult, and whilst the results didn't turn as much as we wanted, the performances under Jon definitely improved.

"Yes, you could say we might have changed it earlier, but these are all hindsight decisions. Should we have changed it at the start of the season? Should we have kept him for the whole season? We'll never know.

"We're disappointed and we're licking our wounds but it's happened and we've got to deal with it. We're not the type of people who will feel sorry for ourselves - we will go forward and we will get back up.

"We've proved we can get out of League Two and now we've got to do it again."