Moore aims high with Cobblers
Recently appointed Cobblers manager Ryan Moore has spoken for the first time since taking the job, leaving his post as assistant manager at Brackley Town.
The 24-year-old will be undertaking his first job as a first-team manager, having signed a one-year-deal with the club on Friday last week.
However, despite his inexperience, Moore has promised fans that he is the right person to "rebuild the football club," following relegation to League Two last season - a division in which the club won in 2016.
"I am very thankful for the opportunity I have been given, first of all." He said in a statement. "The board have been very supportive and have given me their full backing as I begin my managerial career."
"Last season was a real disappointment for everybody and it's clear that a rebuild process needs to occur, if the football club wants to earn their place back in League One. That is my main priority - I want to get the club back into League One at the end of the season. Things need to be revitalised though, definitely."
"I cannot wait to meet the supporters and I want to host an open forum with them, to allow anybody to voice their opinions with me. Clubs depend on the fans and it's those fans who pay their hard earned money to support them. It's the least I can do as we look to achieve our aims this season."
Moore is under no illusions that his age will play a factor this season. "I'm aware that many will doubt me simply due to the inexperience I have, as well as my age. I'm coming into this job on the back of very little. However, I want to implement a fresh, modern approach to the game. That's at the forefront of my ways."
"This is a results business though. If we want to achieve promotion, we need to do so by grafting out the results. I need players that are committed to the cause and I'll be speaking with individual players over the next week to see who is willing to put in the hard work. Those who don't want to be here have no place at this football club."
The former Brackley assistant will be looking to add to his staff in the next week, as he assembles his backroom staff.
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