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Saints set sights on short and long-term successors for Mallinder

Chief executive Mark Darbon says Saints will run two separate processes as they seek short and long-term successors for Jim Mallinder.

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Saints supporters have been giving their reaction following Jim Mallinder's departure (picture Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints supporters give their reaction after Jim Mallinder's departure

Jim Mallinder's time at Saints has come to an end.
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Jim Mallinder and his Saints coaches secured Challenge Cup glory and Premiership success in 2014 (picture: Linda Dawson)

Jim Mallinder’s Saints departure: Tom Vickers’ view

You always knew the day would come at some point, but when it did, it still inspired a feeling of shock.

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Jim Mallinder has left Saints (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints call time on Mallinder's 10-year reign at Franklin's Gardens

Saints have decided it is time to part company with director of rugby Jim Mallinder with chairman John White stressing 'the time was right for some change'.

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Christian Day (left) gave an honest assessment of Saints' showing against Ospreys (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints lock Day: We were our own worst enemy

Christian Day feels Saints were their own worst enemy in Saturday's defeat to Ospreys.

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Lewis Ludlam displays Saints' feeling of despair during the defeat to Ospreys (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northampton Saints 32 Ospreys 43: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

When Saints worked their socks off to qualify for the Champions Cup towards the end of last season, they had hope.

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Jim Mallinder saw Saints lose at home to Ospreys on Saturday evening (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder searching for answers as Saints' slump continues

Jim Mallinder admits Saints are no closer to finding a solution for their current malaise after the 43-32 defeat to Ospreys at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday evening.

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Rob Horne scored for Saints (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints suffer another defeat after shocking 60 minutes against Ospreys

Saints scored five second-half tries but their Champions Cup hopes were extinguished during a dreadful first 60 minutes at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday evening.

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Luther Burrell is back in action for Saints this weekend (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northampton Saints v Ospreys: Tom Vickers' match preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v Ospreys

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Lewis Ludlam will start for Saints against Ospreys (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ludlam handed first Champions Cup start as Saints square up to Ospreys

Lewis Ludlam will make his first Champions Cup start for Saints in Saturday's clash with Ospreys at Franklin's Gardens (kick-off 5.30pm).

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Jim Mallinder has seen his side lose eight of their past nine matches (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder won't get caught up in criticism at Saints

Jim Mallinder says he doesn't get caught up in the criticism swirling around Saints after recent poor performances.

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Rob Horne is ready to give the Saints fans something to shout about this Saturday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Horne eager to bring winning feeling back to Franklin's Gardens

Prior to Saints' clash with Worcester Warriors last month, Rob Horne didn't know what it was like to lose in Northampton colours.

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Jim Mallinder says his players have shown resilience this week (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Boss Mallinder salutes 'resilient' Saints squad

If Jim Mallinder has the weight of the Saints nation on his shoulders right now, he certainly isn't showing it.

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Ahsee Tuala has signed a new deal at Saints (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Tuala so happy to be staying at Saints

Saints may not have provided their supporters with too many reasons to be positive of late, but this week's announcement of Ahsee Tuala's contract renewal should be one.

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Alex Waller made his 150th consecutive Aviva Premiership appearance last Friday night (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints prop Waller suffers broken arm

Alex Waller's remarkable run of games is set to come to an end after the prop broke his arm in last Friday's defeat to Newcastle Falcons.
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Saints will take on Harlequins at Twickenham on December 30 (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints clash to be shown live on terrestrial television

Premiership Rugby has confirmed that Saints' clash with Harlequins on December 30 will be the league's first match to be broadcast live on terrestrial television.

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Ahsee Tuala has put pen to paper on a contract extension (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Tuala signs new Saints contract

Ahsee Tuala has signed a new deal at Saints, keeping him at the club until at least 2020.
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Skipper Dylan Hartley has full faith in the Saints squad (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Hartley fully believes Saints squad can turn things around

Dylan Hartley says he 'wholeheartedly' believes Saints have the squad to turn things around this season.

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Saints were beaten by Newcastle on Friday night

Saints not sharp enough during Falcons defeat, says skipper Hartley

Dylan Hartley feels a failure to do the basics cost Saints' in their defeat to Newcastle Falcons on Friday night.

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Michael Paterson and Saints were beaten for the fifth successive league game (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northampton Saints 22 Newcastle Falcons 24: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

Prior to their game at Sixways a few weeks ago, Saints were steeling themselves for three 'massive weeks'.
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