By Gareth Willsher
ROB PAGE (Manager)
Northampton Town appointed Rob Page as the club's new manager in May 2016, replacing Chris Wilder. After making his debut as a teenager in 1993, former Wales international Page enjoyed a successful playing career playing over 200 times in an 8 year spell with Watford before making more than 100 appearances for Sheffield United between 2001 and 2004. He captained Watford in their first season in the Premier League and was voted the club's Player of the Season at the end of their debut campaign in the top flight. He also represented Cardiff City, Coventry City, Huddersfield Town and Chesterfield in making nearly 500 senior appearances. Page also appeared for the Wales under 18 and under 21 teams and made 41 appearances for the senior Welsh team. He started his coaching career as the youth team coach at Port Vale. He was then promoted to first team coach before being made assistant manager. He was made Port Vale's interim manager in September 2014 following the departure of Micky Adams and after around a month in caretaker charge he was offered the position on a permanent basis. Upon guiding the Valiants to Sky Bet League One safety at the end of his first season, he was rewarded with a new 2 year contract at the club and after being linked with the manager's position at Cardiff City, he was appointed manager at Sixfields.
PAUL WILKINSON (Assistant Manager)
Northampton Town appointed Paul Wilkinson as the club's assistant manager in June 2016. Prior to arriving at Sixfields, Wilkinson already boasted a wealth of experience having worked in coaching roles with Leeds United, Grimsby Town, Cardiff City, Sheffield Wednesday (where he was assistant manager to Dave Jones) and Norwich City since retiring as a player (after a brief spell at Sixfields) in 2000. That ended an 18 year playing career that saw Wilkinson make over 650 senior appearances, scoring more than 150 goals.
PADDY KENNY (Goalkeeping Coach)
An experienced former Republic of Ireland international, Kenny is both goalkeeping coach at Sixfields but is also registered to play if required. As a player has made more than 600 senior appearances in a career that has taken in Bury, Sheffield United, QPR, Leeds United, Bolton Wanderers, Oldham Athletic, Ipswich Town and Rotherham United and arrived at Sixfields in June 2016, primarily to coach the club's keepers.
JOHN HARBIN (Performance Coach)
Yorkshire-born Harbin emigrated to Australia when he was ten before returning to England to coach rugby league in the late 1990s. Towards the end of 2002 he joined Oldham Athletic as fitness conditioner and sports psychologist alongside then-assistant manager Iain Dowie, the pair later reuniting at Crystal Palace in the Premier League. In February 2007 he linked up with Dowie again, at Coventry City. Harbin again followed Iain Dowie to Queens Park Rangers and remained following Dowie's departure in October 2008. He remained at Loftus Road under new manager Paulo Sousa until Sousa left the club in the summer of 2009 when Harbin followed him to Swansea City. After seven years in English Football, Harbin decided to return to Australia to take up a senior coaching role at Yeppoon Rugby League club in the Queensland Rugby League Central Division. In June 2013, Harbin was back in English football as performance manager at Plymouth Argyle before he was appointed as performance coach at Port Vale by manager Rob Page in June 2015, following Page to Sixfields in May 2016.