43 year-old to depart ‘The Yorkshire Club’
- Steve Eyre departs Huddersfield Town
- Eyre joined the Club in April 2012
- Comments from Chief Exec Nigel Clibbens
Steve Eyre’s role as First Team Coach at Huddersfield Town has come to an end.
The move is the latest step following the appointment of David Wagner as Head Coach as the Club continues to change its First Team setup.
Having previously worked as a coach at Manchester City over a long period before managing Rochdale, Steve initially joined the Club as its first Senior Professional Development Coach under the new Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) in April 2012. This role was to develop Under-21 professionals as they moved into the First Team.
In developing the Club’s young players, Steve led the Under-21 side to the Professional Development League 2 Play-Offs in the 2012/13 season before going one better the following campaign, winning the PDL2 North title. His teams featured the likes of Harry Bunn and Tommy Smith.
Steve then stepped up to become First Team Coach ahead of the 2014/15 campaign as part of Manager Mark Robins’ coaching setup. He continued in that role under Chris Powell and has twice worked supporting the Caretaker Management of Mark Lillis; most recently on Saturday against Leeds United in his last game at the Club.
Huddersfield Town’s Chief Executive Nigel Clibbens commented:
“On behalf of the Club, I would like to thank Steve for his considerable contribution during the last three and a half years.
“Steve leaves as the Club sets about refreshing and reinvigorating its First Team coaching setup under our new Head Coach David Wagner.
“Steve has worked hard every day with real commitment to make our players and the team better. The fact that he worked in the Under-21 setup and then with two managers is testimony to his qualities. He leaves the Club a legacy with the players he has developed and improved whilst with us.
“It is sad to see Steve leave but I have no doubt he will go onto enjoy further successes. I know everyone at Huddersfield Town wishes him all the best.”