Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink leaves Northampton Town as Dean Austin takes over for the final five games

by Jack Kitson / 02 April 2018, 21:21

Northampton Town have parted company with manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink following Monday's 2-0 defeat at Peterborough - the club's third loss in a row.

The defeat extended the club's rotten run to nine games without a win - five of which they've lost - leaving the Cobblers 22nd in League One, two points adrift of safety with only five games to go.

JFH departs with a record of 10 wins, 13 draws, and 19 defeats from 42 games in charge (win rate = 23.8%).

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In a statement Northampton chairman Kelvin Thomas said:

"We are sorry to see Jimmy depart as he has worked very hard for us but felt a change at this point was in the best interests of the club.

"We thank Jimmy for his work as manager of Northampton Town and we wish him the very best for the future."

Northampton confirmed that assistant manager Dean Austin, assisted by under 18s coach Jon Brady, will now take caretaker charge of the first team until the end of the season as the duo bid to save the club from the dreaded drop down to League Two.

First up is a trip to Blackpool next Tuesday, followed by their final four fixtures against Bury, Plymouth, Walsall and Oldham.

Former Peterborough boss Grant McCann, ex Fleetwood gaffer Uwe Rosler, and the likes of Robbie Neilson, Steve Cotterill, and Steve McClaren have emerged as early contenders for the permanent post.

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