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Northampton Town: Successful manager announced as new boss

Sky Bet League One side Northampton Town have announced Justin Edinburgh as the Cobblers’ new boss.

Northampton sit 16th in League One and have appointed the former Rushden & Diamonds boss as their new Chief.

The former Southend United and Portsmouth player made more than 200 appearances during his time playing for Tottenham Hotspurs.

Edinburgh’s management experiences include roles in charge at Billericay Town, Fisher Athletic and Rushden & Diamonds.

Edinburgh took the Diamonds on a successful charge to the Conference play-offs during his two-and-a-half years there as boss before being appointed at Newport County in October 2011.

At the time of appointment, County were 23rd in the Conference but Edinburgh proved miracles can happen by turning their fortunes around by leading them away from relegation and to the FA Trophy. He eventally led the Exiles back to the Football League via the Conference play-offs a season later.

Edinburgh’s 41% win ratio from nearly 400 matches made him a stand-out contender for the role and will watch Saturday’s game against Scunthorpe United from the stands before officialy taking over on Monday.

After the announcement was made, the Cobblers’ new boss said: “I’m delighted and honoured to be appointed the new manager of Northampton Town.
“The club has made terrific progress recently and this would be a fantastic opportunity for any manager, so I am very pleased to be given this chance.
“Northampton Town has a reputation of being a very well run club, with some fantastic training facilities and an excellent fanbase. There is potential there to take the club forward and I will work very hard to do just that.
“We want to provide a winning team and a team that plays football the right way.  My teams are known for strength, high energy and playing on the front foot and I want to continue that here. I know how much the Northampton Town supporters get behind their team and I have experienced some fantastic atmospheres at Sixfields as an opposing manager and hopefully we can work together to enjoy some good times.
“I will watch Saturday’s game and the players who are here will have their opportunities to impress, both on Saturday and moving forward.”
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