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Northampton Town 'part company' with manager Dean Austin

Dean Austin has left Northampton Town. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Northampton Town have announced that they have "parted company" with manager Dean Austin.

The Cobblers have struggled back in League Two following relegation last season, and currently sit just two points above the dropzone.

A 4-0 thrashing at Mansfield proved to be the final straw for Austin who said he "couldn't defend" his team's performance.

Rob Page, Justin Edinburgh, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Dean Austin have all been dismissed in the last couple of years. Credit: PA

Austin, 48, was handed the job on a permanent basis in the summer after a short spell as caretaker boss.

His dismissal means Northampton have now had four managers since Chris Wilder left for Sheffield United in 2016.

In a statement, the Cobblers thanked Austin for his efforts and said that more details will follow on Monday.

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