Northampton Town set to announce new manager at 2.30pm

Northampton Town have appointed Port Vale manager Rob Page as their new boss on a three-year contract.

The 41-year-old former Wales global joins the Sky Bet League Two champions from Port Vale, who are now searching for a replacement.

The job at the Cobblers has been vacant since promotion winning manager Chris Wilder departed last week for fellow League One club Sheffield United, after the latter sacked Nigel Adkins.

Northampton chairman Kelvin Thomas told the club's official website: "We are pleased to have recruited an outstanding young manager like Rob".

Page had a year left on his deal at Port Vale, where he had been youth team coach, assistant manager and caretaker manager following Micky Adams' resignation in September 2014.

But the latest in the managerial merry-go-round that is set to continue throughout the summer is Page, who guided Vale to 12th position in League One this term, moving to Sixfields.

John Harbin will join Page as performance coach while further backroom additions will be announced in due course.

Following Page's departure, midfielder Michael Brown has been added to the first-team coaching staff at Vale Park, and will "assist the chairman in the process of appointing a new manager and with player recruitment for the time being".