First team staff
DEAN AUSTIN (Manager)
Northampton Town appointed the former Watford assistant manager Dean Austin, initially as the club's assistant manager, in September 2017. As a player, Austin made more than 450 senior appearances, playing more than 100 times for both Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace. Austin began his coaching career as Head of Recruitment and coach at Southend United in 2005, helping the Shrimpers win two successive promotions to move from League 2 to the Championship. He moved on to become assistant manager to Brendan Rodgers at Watford and followed Rodgers to Reading. Highly thought of by Watford supporters for his role at Vicarage Road, he returned to the club in January 2015, helping Slaviša Jokanovic's side to win promotion back to the Premier League. Took over as Caretaker Manager after Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink left the club in April 2018 and after generating an improvement in both results and performances in that temporary spell he was appointed the manager on a permanent basis in May 2018.
JIM HOLLMAN (Goalkeeping Coach)
Northampton Town appointed Jim Hollman as the club's goalkeeping coach in February 2017. A highly experienced goalkeeping coach, Jim started his coaching career with Ipswich Town in 1998 before becoming the senior goalkeeping coach at Norwich City in January 2000, aged just 23. Prior to that he had been a professional keeper at Ipswich, making the first team squad aged just 17 and playing 120 games at semi professional level. He spent more than 7 years at Carrow Road, working with future England keeper Robert Green. He returned to Portman Road and was part of the coaching team that helped the Tractor Boys reach the 2011 League Cup semi finals but he was recruited by Cardiff City as their senior goalkeeping coach in July 2011. While in South Wales he won his second promotion to the Premier League as City won the Championship in 2013/14. He was most recently been with Motherwell in Scotland. Among the keepers to have benefitted from Jim's coaching are David Marshall, Tom Heaton, Asmir Begović, Richard Wright, Rob Green, Matt Gilks and Darren Ward.