Northampton Town manager Keith Curle has signed a new contract at the club after winning promotion to League One.

The 56-year-old has signed a news two year contract at the PTS Academy Stadium, having kept Northampton up in 2018/19 after he took over with the team struggling, and he will lead them into the third tier next season after Northampton’s win over Exeter City in last month’s delayed play-off final.

Curle has a win record of 42% at the Cobblers, with 38 wins from 91 played.

Speaking to the official Northampton Town website, Curle voiced his pleasure at how the club has progressed, and how it is in good stead despite the difficult conditions football faces in the short term.

He said, “We have come a long way together, both on and off the pitch, in a short space of time.

It is very important to me that we have progressed forward and won a promotion while also showing good housekeeping as a club, which is particularly important during the current environment and the new financial landscape that the industry is facing.

“Everything we set out to do together and that was identified to me from the club from day one, we have achieved so far.

“This is a very good football club that has a good structure, a fantastic Chairman and Board of Directors and an excellent staff who have a desire to go the extra mile to help and are so keen to see the club succeed. There is a good work ethic and a really strong integrity throughout the club.”

The club’s chairman Kelvin Thomas also spoke of his delight to make his manager’s future secure.

He said, “Keith has made a huge impact and he fully deserves his new contract.

In a short space of time he has instilled a real professionalism, a drive and a unity in the playing squad that supporters can really relate to and he has given the club a playing identity.

“The first team squad have moved forward in leaps and bounds both individually and collectively under Keith, while we should also not overlook the way Keith and his staff have really brought in to the spirit of the club and the way they have and continue to help the supporters and the wider community.

“We are delighted with the progress we are making and we are looking forward to the challenge of adapting to play at a higher level under Keith. We are really pleased Keith has signed this new contract as our planning for life in League 1 continues.”