First team staff
JIMMY FLOYD HASSELBAINK (Manager)
Northampton Town Football Club confirmed the appointment of Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink as the club's new manager on a three year contract in September 2017. As a player, Hasselbaink scored nine goals in 23 appearances for the Netherlands, while at club level he played for a number of clubs including Leeds United, Athletico Madrid, Chelsea and Middlesbrough, scoring nearly 200 goals in 468 senior games. Hasselbaink, who has a UEFA A licence, began his managerial career with Royal Antwerp in 2013, leading them to a 7th placed finish in the Belgian Second Division before turning down the offer of a new contract in order to work in England. He was appointed the manager of Burton Albion in November 2014, with Albion 5th in League 2. He led them to the League 2 title in 2014/15 and guided the Brewers to the top of League 1 in November 2015 when he was appointed manager of Queens Park Rangers having recorded an fantastic 61% win ratio at the Pirelli Stadium. Despite losing top scorer Charlie Austin soon after his arrival, Rangers achieved a 12th place finish in the 2015/16 Championship. He left Loftus Road the following November, and arrived at Sixfields with an average win ratio of 45% in more than 100 games as a manager in England.
DEAN AUSTIN (Assistant Manager)
Northampton Town appointed the former Watford assistant manager Dean Austin 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. Following Dean's arrival at Sixfields, David Kerslake has left the club and the club would like to place on record its thanks to David and wish him well for the future.
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.