Ian Sampson was most recently manager of Corby Town.
Sampson was previously in charge of Northampton Town in npower League Two.
His appointment followed a period where Sampson was installed as the club's caretaker manager after the departure of Stuart Gray. This was the second time he had served as Northampton's caretaker as he took charge in December 2006 when John Gorman left the club.
Sampson enjoyed some early success in the role, by winning the League Two manager of the month award for January 2010. He would go on to guide Northampton to an 11th place finish in 2009/10.
In the 2010/11 season, Sampson guided the club to memorable win over Liverpool in the Carling Cup at Anfield.
Sampson's first spell at the club was in December 1993. After retiring from playing in 2004, Ian had made 449 senior appearances for The Cobblers placing him second in the list of appearance makers behind Tommy Fowler.
Northampton parted company with Ian in March 2011 which ended his 17 year association with the club as a player, youth team coach, first team coach and manager.
During his playing days he enjoyed 2 play off finals at Wembley, and helped the club to 2 promotions before becoming first team coach in 2006.
As a player, Sampson also had spells at Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur.
He is currently enrolled in the LMA's Certificate of Applied Management at Warwick University.