Keith Curle arrived at the Cobblers two years ago on Thursday.
We will reflect on the progress the club has made under Curle and his staff later this week, but the Cobblers boss has been looking back on his first two years in charge of Northampton Town.
“I think it’s fair to say there have been wholesale changes in the football department not only in personnel but in the mentality of the group,” he said.
“The group mentality was something I had to change when I came in, we needed a tighter knit group with a combined work ethic.
“We’ve created an environment where the players understand the responsibilities they have to themselves and the group.
“The infrastructure of the club is very good and the Chairman and the board have bought into what I am trying to do.
“We have spent money on some players but I like to bring in players who I think will add value.
“Lots of football clubs in League 1 and 2 will run on costs and savings but I believe you need to add value into that. Sometimes you have to pay the going rate for players and sometimes you have to pay that little bit more but it can be worth doing that if you are getting value.
“The football club have listened to my proposals and it’s great to have that listening ear and that help. It makes my job easier, there have been a lot of changes but we’ve been doing it in step and in unison.
“The one thing that has most impressed me at the football club is that everybody is walking in the same direction.
“Nobody behind the scenes has ulterior motives, it’s a football club that is very transparent and if you need anything you know who to go to and it will be done.”