Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder has insisted he remains focused on the Cobblers despite ongoing links with Bolton Wanderers, according to the Northampton Chronicle.
After leading the side to a rousing League Two title win despite the uncertainty engulfing the club just a few months ago, the Trotters were believed to have shown an interest in the 48-year old.
Neil Lennon was relieved of his duties back in March as the club, a top half Premier League outfit not all that long ago, slid down the Championship table amid financial turmoil.
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Now, with their relegation confirmed, new chairman Jimmy Phillips is reportedly on the lookout for a new long-term boss to steady the ship at the Macron Stadium.
However, despite the apparent interest, Wilder has insisted his focus remains at Sixfields and is plotting a strong end to an incredible season for the club.
‘We are really focused, focused on having a big finish,’ he revealed.
‘Results wise, we have had three draws on the spin and they haven’t been the results we have wanted because we want to win.’
‘But, we are looking for that big finish because we want that championship, there is no doubt about that.’
Having secured promotion to League One with a 2-2 draw with Bristol Rovers, Town continue their march to the League Two title with a trip to Exeter City on Saturday.
Eleven points clear of second placed Oxford United, they have all but sealed the crown in what has been a remarkable season.
Would Wilder be right to leave for Bolton? Is Northampton a safer bet, considering their contrasts in seasons?