League One side Northampton Town have sacked Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as manager.

The 46-year-old Dutchman has been dismissed after 8 months in charge of the Cobblers, with his final match as manager seeing his side lose 2-0 to Peterborough United earlier today (02/04). Defeat in the Nene Valley Derby had seen his side extend their winless run to 9 League One matches, and were sat in the relegation zone at the end of the Easter weekend.

The club have confirmed assistant manager Dean Austin will be in caretaker charge of the outfit for the remainder of the League One season, with under 18s coach Jon Brady as his assistant. It is confirmed that John Pemberton will also depart Sixfields.

In an official statement, club chairman Kelvin Thomas said, “We are sorry to see Jimmy depart as he has worked very hard for us but felt a change at this point was in the best interests of the club. We thank Jimmy for his work as manager of Northampton Town and we wish him the very best for the future.

“We understand we are in a very tough spot and what the task in hand is, but I’m confident that the players, supporters and staff will all unite behind Dean and Jon for the remaining five games of the season. It has certainly been a challenging time for the club, but we need to look forward and put our full focus on these remaining five fixtures.”

Hasselbaink was appointed as manager in September following the sacking of Justin Edinburgh and took charge of 42 games in all competitions. From them, he had a win rate of 24%, winning 10 overall.