Wilder says time was right to leave Oxford

Chris Wilder
Chris Wilder

Former Town boss Chris Wilder says the time was right for him to leave Oxford after becoming Northampton manager this week.

Wilder left Oxford after six years in charge of the U’s, signing a three-and-a-half year contract to take charge at Sixfields.

He told the club’s wesbite: “I’m really looking forward to it, I feel refreshed and bang up for the challenge.”

“I had five fantastic years at Oxford and I’d like to thank everybody for my time there and especially the supporters but I think the timing was right for me.

“It was a big decision for me to come here but I’m sure I’m the right man for the job, my record speaks for itself in terms of win ratios and progression of a club and building a team.”

Wilder, who was in charge at the Shay for six years, reaching the Conference play-off final in 2006 before losing 3-2 to Hereford after extra-time. will be assisted by former Town defender Alan Knill.