Martin Allen has been installed as the favourite to become the new Northampton Town manager, following the exit of Aidy Boothroyd.
A 4-1 home defeat to Wycombe Wanderers at the weekend leaves the Cobblers bottom of the League Two standings, three points adrift of safety. This loss was their 11th of the season, and was the final straw in the rein of Boothroyd.
“Aidy Boothroyd has left Northampton Town Football Club,” read a statement on the club’s official website. “The decision was made by chairman David Cardoza. The club will make no further comment at this time, but will provide a further update on Monday.”
Boothroyd took charge of the Sixfields Stadium club in November 2011 and guided them to safety in the fourth-tier, and last season he led them to a sixth place finish and the playoff final at Wembley, where they were brushed aside 3-0 to Bradford City.
Allen has been made the early favourite to become the next Northampton boss, a little more than two months after he was sacked by Gillingham. The experienced 48-year-old earned promotion to League One for the Kens side last season, but a poor start to this campaign resulted in his shock exit in October.