Northampton Town Sack Justin Edinburghby Jack Kitson / 31 August 2017, 15:34Tweet
It's not even September yet but already we have witnessed the first top-4 managerial casualty of the 2017/18 season after Northampton Town sacked boss Justin Edinburgh on Transfer Deadline Day - they obviously didn't like his suggesttions for new players...
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The Cobblers have lost each of their opening four League One games, leaving the struggling club pointless and rock-bottom of the table.
Edinburgh only took charge of Northampton in January, with the club eventually finishing four points above the dreaded drop zone in 16th.
A shocking start to the new season, in which they've yet to win any of their six league and cup matches (barring penalties), has resulted in the club wielding the axe on Edinburgh, whose now suffered the sack twice in the space of seven-and-a-half-months following his Gillingham exit in January.
In total Edinburgh triumphed in only six of his 25 matches at the helm. His final game a penalty shoot-out victory over League Two Cambridge in the Football League Trophy.
Assistant manager David Kerslake has been placed in temporary charge of the club while they search for a new gaffer. In a club statement Northampton chairman Kelvin Thomas said:
“Justin did a good job for us in difficult circumstances and achieved what was asked of him when he came in last season by retaining our League 1 status, for which we will always be grateful.
"However results overall haven’t gone as well as any of us would have liked, but Justin is an honest and hard working individual and we wish him well for the future.
“David Kerslake will take temporary charge of the squad as we begin discussions to find our next manager. We do have some potential targets in mind and with a free weekend this weekend it does allow us some time. It is important that the focus of the squad is now on the game with Doncaster Rovers at Sixfields on Saturday September 9th.”