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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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A former Cobblers striker and promotion winning captain, who scored 63 times for the club in over 210 appearances over two spells, was assistant to Jon Brady when working with the under 18 squad, before stepping up to assist Brady with first team duties in February 2021.

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Ian initially arrived at the County Ground on loan in December 1993, before making a £30,000 permanent move from Sunderland the following summer. Before retiring from playing in the summer of 2004, Ian had become a Cobblers legend, making 449 senior appearances in the claret and white, placing him second in the list of appearance makers behind Tommy Fowler. A down-to-earth no nonsense defender, Sammo was a veteran of 2 play off finals at Wembley, and helped the side to 2 promotions in his 11 year career. He was promoted to the position of first team coach in 2006, and was appointed manager in October 2009 after the departure of Stuart Gray. He led the Cobblers to victory over Liverpool at Anfield in the Carling Cup in September 2010, but left the club in March 2011. Returned in 2019 as Academy Manager, before moving up to coach the first team to assist Jon Brady in February 2021.

Wembley winning skipper Ray Warburton joined Jon Brady's coaching staff on a voluntary basis in March 2021. The popular former defender, who captained the Cobblers to victory in the 1997 Division 3 Play Off Final, made 169 appearances for the club between 1994 and 1998, and is now helping the club out on a voluntary basis.

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