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Northampton set to unveil Page as new boss

The BBC understands that Rob Page is set to be announced as the new manager of Northampton Town. As the Welshman still has a year to run on his Port Vale contract, the Cobblers would be required to pay compensation to attain his services.

Northampton have been searching for a new boss after Chris Wilder electing to leave his role to take up the vacancy at Sheffield United. This would resemble Page’s second managerial role.

The 41-year-old has been at the helm at Vale Park since being handed the reins following Micky Adams’ resignation in October 2014 following a period as caretaker.

Page’s link to this role came within the last week, with betting activity suggesting that a deal was potentially on the cards. However he was also briefly touted with the Cardiff City job before first-team coach Paul Trollope was handed the job earlier today.

The former Watford, Sheffield United and Coventry City centre back shall be joining a club on the up after convincingly winning the League Two title last season under the stewardship of Wilder and his assistant Alan Knill, who also made the move to Bramall Lane.

After guiding the club to safety in the year he took over, Page oversaw progress with Port Vale in the form of a comfortable mid-table finish this season. He also earned 41 caps for the Welsh national team and will be hoping to continue the success left by Wilder whilst also stamping his own authority on his new squad.

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