Keith Curle Sacked Following Poor Run of Results

Keith Curle Sacked

An awful run of just one win in the last ten games for Northampton Town has seen Keith Curle sacked along with assistant manager Colin West. Tuesday’s game ended up being Curle’s last game after they were defeated 1-0 by Wigan Athletic with the club languishing in 23rd position in League One.

Wigan Defeat Seals Fate as Keith Curle Sacked by Northampton Town

One Win in Ten Seals Fate

Northampton Town have only scored 20 goals in 26 games this season and have struggled for any form in League One as well as being eliminated by MK Dons from the EFL Cup in January. No other team in the league has scored fewer goals than the Cobblers.

Fans Lost Patience With Curle

Northampton Town fans had been calling for a change at the club for some time with the lack of goals and poor performances leaving them frustrated and seeing no sign of any improvements. Tuesday’s defeat was almost as inevitable as the sacking of Curle itself and the style of football was unpopular with fans as well.

Curle favoured a very direct style of play but it was simply not getting positive results and in the end, it was not a surprise to see the manager relieved of his position.

Curle Provided Measured Success

Curle took three reigns at Northampton from Dean Austin in October 2018 when the club were in League Two and just 12 months later he had won promotion to League One.

The promotion was Curle’s first promotion in his managerial career but the third tier of English football has proved a step too far. The one win in ten games and just four goals has left chairman Kelvin Thomas with little choice but to look to make a change to improve the side.

Curle leaves the club after 47 wins, 46 defeats and 32 draws and now Northampton start the search for a new manager to take them forward and try to keep them in League One.

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