Andy King favourite to succeed Aidy Boothroyd at Northampton Townby Jack Kitson / 23 December 2013, 12:04Tweet
Northampton Town are on the hunt for a new manager after Aidy Boothroyd became the latest boss to lose his job. The Cobblers lost patience with the 42-year-old Yorkshireman on Saturday evening after their 4-1 defeat to Wycombe, which leaves the fourth-tier strugglers rock-bottom of the Football League at Christmas, and three points adrift of safety.
Northampton’s poor form this campaign is in stark contrast to last season which saw the League Two club reach the play-off finals. They were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by Bradford at Wembley and that defeat has evidently cut deep, as they have since suffered a whopping 14 defeats from 25 league and cup games this term. As a result Boothroyd has paid the ultimate price and will now join the likes of Andre Villas-Boas and Steve Clarke in the Job Centre.
Assistant turned caretaker manager Andy King has been installed as the early favourite in the Next Northampton Town Manager Market. The former Swindon Town boss has been placed in temporary charge following Boothroyd’s exit and will be eyeing the next couple of games against Portsmouth and Chesterfield as a chance to prove his credentials. Elsewhere Martin Allen, Gary Megson and Sammy Lee are also in the frame.