Cobblers boss Page close to announcing his assistant manager

Cobblers boss Rob Page is close to naming his assistant at Sixfields
Cobblers boss Rob Page is close to naming his assistant at Sixfields
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Rob Page is set to reveal the identity of his assistant manager in the next few days.

The Cobblers boss has been in charge at Sixfields for three weeks now, and on Friday unveiled Paddy Kenny as the club’s new goalkeeping coach.

Page’s former Wales team-mate Andy Melville has also been appointed as head of recruitment, but as yet there has been no news on an assistant to the Town manager.

That is all set to change next week, with Page admitting he is close to agreeing a deal to bring somebody into Sixfields, although it is understood it will not be Paul Bodin, who was his assistant when he was in charge at Port Vale.

“I think within the next four or five days we might have some news on that,” said Page when he was asked if he was close to appointing a number two.

“Up until now we are still in talks, but hopefully within the week we will have an announcement.”

Another announcement that is imminent is the destination for the club’s pre-season training camp away from Northampton.

Page has confirmed he and the players will be going away at some point, but can’t yet confirm exactly where.

Chris Wilder took the Town squad to a training camp in Brighton last summer, and Page said: “It isn’t confirmed yet and we are still crossing ts and dotting the is on it.

“We are nearly there with everything, and when we have news on that we will announce it.”

And he added: “All the pre-season planning is in place now, there is a lot of work that gets done that the players won’t be aware of.

“Next week we will have another solid week organising things, so the players can hit the ground running when they come back.”