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Boothroyd takes Northampton job

Boothroyd takes Northampton job

By Eurosport
Last update 30/11/2011 at 23:14 - Published on 30/11/2011 at 22:10
By Eurosport - 30/11/2011 at 23:14

Northampton Town have appointed Aidy Boothroyd as their new manager on a one-year rolling contract.

The former Watford, Colchester United and Coventry City boss moves to Sixfields with the Cobblers fourth from bottom in League Two, just three points above the relegation zone.

Northampton Town have appointed former Watford, Colchester United and Coventry City boss Aidy Boothroyd as their new manager on a rolling one year contract.

Boothroyd, who will be assisted by former Swindon manager Andy King, becomes Northampton's sixth manager in five years, and the seventh appointed by David Cardoza since he became chairman of the club.

Cobblers Chairman David Cardoza told the club’s official website: "We are absolutely delighted to have Aidy on board, and that he has agreed to take up the challenge of moving this club forwards.

"We were fortunate to have interviewed a number of excellent candidates. We took on board lots of advice and plenty of opinions from people within the game and the message came back loud and clear that Aidy was the best candidate for the job."

Since they won at Barnet on October 1, Northampton have failed to claim victory in their subsequent nine matches, a run which has seen them pick up just one point.

The FA Cup defeat at non-league Luton Town saw previous manager Gary Johnson sacked, and under caretaker charge of firstly Gary Lee and then Tim Flowers the Cobblers lost 7-2 at home to Shrewsbury and 4-1 at Plymouth Argyle.

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