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Edinburgh ‘delighted and honoured’ to be appointed new Northampton Town manager

Justin Edinburgh is the new Northampton Town manager. Credit: PA

New Northampton Town manager Justin Edinburgh says he is ‘delighted and honoured’ to have been given the chance to take over at Sixfields.

The 47-year-old has agreed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Cobblers - just 10 days after he was sacked by Gillingham.

Edinburgh inherits a Northampton squad that have lost nine of their last 11 games in all competitions.

Edinburgh was sacked by Gillingham recently. Credit: PA

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.

– Justin Edinburgh, Northampton Town manager

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