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12 February 2020

Former Premier League defender to move into new role

- Leigh Bromby appointed incoming Head of Football Operations
- Bromby first joined the Terriers back in 2014
- Comments from Chairman Phil Hodgkinson

Huddersfield Town will appoint Leigh Bromby as the Club’s new Head of Football Operations at the end of the 2019/20 season.

Leigh will move from his existing role as Academy Manager, where he has been a vital strategic lead as the Club transitioned to its new vision of Academy football over the last two seasons.

This appointment comes on the back of yesterday’s announcement that current incumbent David Webb will depart the Club at the end of the current season.

Bromby, 39, played most of his 14-year playing career in the second tier of English football, as well as spending time in the Premier League with Sheffield United.

He initially joined Town as a coach back in 2014, working with the Under-18 group, before ascending to become Academy Manager in January 2018.

As the Head of Football Operations, Leigh will work closely with Manager Danny Cowley and Head of Recruitment Josh Marsh, reporting to the Board on all aspects of the football operation including recruitment, performance, scouting, analysis, sports science, medicine and the Academy.

Huddersfield Town Chairman Phil Hodgkinson commented:

“It’s important that the Club has succession plans in place for its key roles, and the Head of Football Operations position is certainly one such position.

“Leigh managed a huge transition for our Academy in a hugely competent and strategic manner; one that will bear fruit for us, as we are already seeing. The success he’s had in that role has seen several football clubs approach him to join them.

“However, he has worked here since 2014 and has a genuine love for the Club. He’s from Liversedge, he grew up locally and he desperately wants to play a part in bringing further success to Huddersfield Town.

“He’s the right man to be our new Head of Football Operations. He’s been an incredible help to me since I became Chairman in July 2019 and I’m sure he will really develop in the next step of his career. He’s a strategic, long-term thinker, he challenges accepted norms and he works very hard; all qualities I really value. I know he will put the interests of our club at the heart of every decision he makes.

“He already has a good working relationship with Danny and Nicky, and I think he will be a fantastic support to them as we move forward together.

“Having Leigh in the building gives us a unique opportunity to have a seamless handover during Dave’s exit period, which should ease the transition as we finish the season and enter an important summer.”

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