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3 potential managers who could take the Sixfields hot seat​

Northampton Town yesterday parted company with manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink after just seven months with the club. The ‘Cobblers’ are on a run of nine games without a victory and yesterdays 2-0 defeat to Peterborough United was the final straw for Northampton chairman Kelvin Thomas, who made the decision to part company with the Dutchman just hours after the final whistle at London Road.

First-team coach John Pemberton has left the club, whilst Assistant Manager Dean Austin will take charge of the first team until the end of the season. With that in mind, we take a look at three candidates who could take the managers hot seat at Sixfields in the summer.

Grant McCann – Could irony strike as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink loses his job after losing to Peterborough and then the former ‘Posh’ manager gets the Northampton Town job?

McCann who was sacked in February from his post with Peterborough is still without a job and is seen as one of the main contenders for the manager’s job at Sixfields. His ‘Posh’ side made a flying start to the League One season after making some quality additions to his playing staff including the likes of Jack Marriott, Danny Lloyd and George Cooper but following a run seven games with a victory, McCann was sacked by the club.

Despite only having Peterborough on his CV as previous managerial experience, McCann could be an ideal candidate if he could get Northampton playing the way he got his Peterborough side playing at the beginning of the season.

Graham Alexander – The former Scunthorpe United manager has only been out of work a matter of days but again is seen as a major contender for the Northampton Town job. After guiding Scunthorpe to the play-off semi-final last season, Alexander was sacked by the ‘Irons’ with the club fifth in League One but without a win in eight.

Having previous managerial experience in English Football’s third tier with Fleetwood Town and also after nearly getting Scunthorpe promoted last campaign, Alexander could be seen as the man to guide the ‘Cobblers’ from a bottom half team to ones competing near the top of the League One table.

Uwe Rosler – After doing a terrific job with Fleetwood Town last season, where he guided the ‘Cod Army’ to the League One playoffs, Rosler couldn’t repeat that feat this season with the Fylde Coast outfit deciding to part company with the German.

Despite not having the best of seasons this time around, Rosler more than showed his credentials last term guiding a club to a much higher position than would have been expected of them before a ball was kicked and could be seen as the perfect fit for Scunthorpe.

As a club with a minimal budget compared to some at League One level, Rosler could be the man to get the very best out of the playing staff already at the club without having to go and spend huge money on bringing in reinforcements.

Northampton Town fans who would you like to see in charge of your club next season? Let us know in the comments section…

3 potential replacements for Grant McCann at London Road

Peterborough United last night parted company with manager Grant McCann. The London Road outfit finds themselves 10th in the League One table, but after a run of seven games without a win, the clubs hierarchy decided to act and remove the Northern Ireland international from his role as manager.

We take a look at three potential candidates that could take the Peterborough United hot seat.

Uwe Rosler – After only losing his job as Fleetwood Town manager last week, Rosler could look for a quick return to football. The German assembled a team last season that managed to reach the League One play-offs but didn’t have the same luck this time around, having left Fleetwood just outside the relegation zone.

Despite not having the best of campaigns this time around with the Fylde coast outfit, Rosler could still be seen as the perfect fit for Peterborough as he is used to working with young players and developing them, something which matches part of the Peterborough philosophy of nurturing non-league talent.

Mark Warburton – A potential outsider for the job and another manager without a club is Mark Warburton. Having previously had spells with Brentford, Rangers and most recently Nottingham Forest, Warburton brings with him experience from managing at a higher level.

Whilst at Brentford he took the ‘Bees’ from League One to the championship winning 17 of his 27 games along the way, showing he knows exactly what is needed to get a club promoted from English footballs third tier.

Danny Cowley – The current Lincoln manager continues to develop and improve the club. Following promotion from the National League last season and a terrific FA Cup run, Cowley has guided the ‘Imps’ to eighth place in the League Two table so far this season.

Cowley could be seen as a potential replacement to Grant McCann due to his success at Lincoln, but I’m sure both the Lincoln board and fans will fight to keep him at Sincil Bank.

Peterborough fans who would you like to see as your next manager? Let us know in the comments….

Match Preview: Peterborough United v Bradford City

This weekend Peterborough will host Bradford City for the first time this season and will look to get a better result then last season when Jordy Hiwula’s strike was all that seperated the two sides.

The Posh are on great form sitting top of League 1 three points ahead of Bradford who sit in sixth, Bradford has won four of their last six games, losing one and drawing the other.

Bradford made a great charge for promotion last season but lost out to Millwall in the play-off final so will want to get promoted to the Championship at the end of this season. Stuart McCall helped the team to it last season and with the additions of Charlie Wykes and Dominic Poleon over the summer they will help Bradford on the attacking side, they’ve already got five goals between them as well.

This is a huge game for the Posh as Bradford pushed for promotion last season and will want to again this year , if Peterborough want to be competitive this season they need to get results against these sorts of teams, they already have against Rotherham this season and this is they’re next big test for Grant McCann’s side.

Paul Taylor will also be in focus in this game as this is his first game back at London Road since leaving for Bradford in the summer, if Taylor is picked in the Bradford squad it will be interesting to see how he does against his old side and how the fans will treat him.

If I had to predict a score here I’d say either 1-0 Bradford or 2-1 Peterborough.

Peterborough and Bradford fans send us your predictions in the comments section…

Upon This Rock: Perfect Start

Possibly the best start Peterborough United could have hoped for this season, winning their first four games of the season.

Wins over Plymouth, Bristol Rover, Rotherham and Northampton have fired the Posh to the top of League 1 at the end of August.

Grant McCann has a lot to be happy about with how his side have started the season aswell. Going forward they look deadly with Jack Marriott up top who has already scored six times out of those four games.

There was a lot of questions from fans after a very disappointing season last year, after starting so strong The Posh faded away in the second half of the season but now it looks like the squad have found something different that is working for them and it’s exiting to watch them again,

Will this form continue? I hope so, despite the fact the team would defiantly struggle in the Championship it would always be stunning to have huge teams from the championship come to London Road,

Peterborough go away to newly promoted Doncaster Rovers on Saturday and if this start is anything to go by Posh should be coming out the gates and attack The Rovers, It’s the first time McCann will go head to head with his former Manager, Darren Ferguson, so will be great to see the two reunited.