Former Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has left League Two side Northampton Town. The Cobblers were dumped out of the FA Cup on Saturday by Conference National side Luton Town by a 1-0 scoreline as one of the 'shocks' of the First Round, and that appears to be the straw that broke the camel's back.
Johnson has left by 'mutual consent' pretty much meaning that he's been given a pay-off as part of a severance deal with the Cobblers. Chairman David Cardoza told their club's website that he still respected Johnson's abilities as a manager:
"Gary has been a successful manager in the past and I am sure he will be again in the future. Unfortunately, things just haven't worked out for Gary here, and there comes a point when you have to accept that fact, take stock and make a decision and following a discussion between Gary and I over the weekend, it was decided that we part company. We wish Gary all the very best for the future."
Aside from the FA Cup defeat, which probably wasn't helped by the Cobblers and Hatters being long-time local rivals, Northampton's current league form probably won't have helped his case. He leaves them in 20th position in the League Two table, and three points above the relegation line. Gary had been in charge at Sixfields for just eight months.
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