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Northampton Town sack manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is sacked as manager of Northampton Town.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been sacked as manager of League One strugglers Northampton Town.

The former Chelsea striker was dismissed in the wake of his side's 2-0 defeat to Peterborough United on Easter Monday, their ninth consecutive game without a win.


Hasselbaink replaced Justin Edinburgh on the Cobblers hotseat in September and guided the club away from the League One dropzone, but a dismal run form of has seen them slump to 22nd, two points adrift from safety with five games remaining.

"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," said Northampton chairman Kelvin Thomas in a statement posted on the club's official website.

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

Assistant manager Dean Austin will take caretaker charge of the Northampton first team for the remainder of the season, assisted by Under-18s coach Jon Brady.


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