First team staff
JON BRADY (Caretaker manager)
Jon Brady played for Hayes, Rushden & Diamonds, Woking, Chester City, Stevenage and Hereford United. He was part of the Diamonds squad that won the Conference title in 2000–01, scoring the winner at his future club Chester City on the final day of the season to make promotion mathematically certain.
In his coaching career, Brady successfully managed Brackley Town between 2009 and 2015, winning seven trophies and breaking numerous records as manager of the club, becoming the longest serving and most successful manager in their history.
He joined the Cobblers as Under 16 coach in 2016 and was promoted to Under 18 coach in 2017. He became caretaker manager of the first team, supported by Ian Sampson and Marc Richards, in February 2021.
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DAN WATSON (Goalkeeping Coach)
As a player, Watson began at Derby County before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers and then Luton Town. In terms of his coaching career, he has previously been goalkeeping coach at Port Vale for three years, and joined the Cobblers in October 2018 having most recently held the same position at Carlisle United. Signed a new 2 year contract in July 2020.
Dan is kindly sponsored by Cafe Track
ALAN SHEEHAN (Player Coach)
The Cobblers signed central defender Alan Sheehan in October 2020. The experienced left footer, who captained Luton Town to back to back promotions to the Championship, has made nearly 450 career appearances, scoring 29 goals. He has represented Leeds United, Swindon Town, Notts County, Bradford City and Luton Town, where he made 135 appearances and scored nine times in a successful four year stay that saw the Hatters move up from League 2 to the Championship. He has taken on a player/coach role at the PTS Academy Stadium.
SIMON TRACEY (Chief Scout)
A former goalkeeper who made well over 300 appearances for Sheffield United, Tracey has continued his successful career since his playing days ended by coaching with the likes of Rotherham United, Barnsley, Carlisle United and Chesterfield. He has also worked for the Football Association on player analysis before arriving at the PTS Academy Stadium in October 2018. Signed a new 2 year contract in July 2020.