Robert Page Sacked By Northampton

Last updated : 09 January 2017 By CNS Sport/AO

Former Coventry City defender Robert Page has been sacked as manager of Northampton Town.

Northampton were beaten 5-0 on Saturday at Bristol Rovers and Page had to apologise for his "men v girls" outburst after the defeat.

Cobblers Chairman Kelvin Thomas told his club's website: “We are disappointed to make this decision regarding Rob, however following the recent run of results we feel that a change is necessary.  

Caption: Northampton manager Robert Page during the EFL Cup, Second Round match at the Sixfields Stadium, Northampton. | Headline:  Northampton Town v West Bromwich Albion - EFL Cup - Second Round - Sixfields Stadium

“Rob has always been extremely professional throughout his time and has only ever wanted the club to be successful.  It was always going to be a very tough challenge following last year and the expectation that created, so we thank him for his efforts and we wish him very well for the future.
“Paul Wilkinson will take temporary charge of the team whilst we begin discussions with potential replacements, and all focus will now shift to preparations for Saturday’s important fixture against Scunthorpe United here at Sixfields.”

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