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15 September 2022

Club News


15 September 2022

Huddersfield Town Head of Football Operations discusses future of Head Coach position

- Huddersfield Town relieved Danny Schofield of duties
- Assistant Coaches Narcís Pèlach and Paul Harsley in temporary charge
- Head of Football Operations Leigh Bromby provides update

Following the dismissal of Danny Schofield as Huddersfield Town Head Coach, Head of Football Operations Leigh Bromby has spoken about the decision.

Having won just once in eight Sky Bet Championship fixtures to start the 2022/23 season, Schofield was relieved of his duties following Tuesday night’s defeat to Wigan Athletic at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Discussing the decision to relieve Schofield of his duties and the recruitment of a new permanent Head Coach, Leigh Bromby said:

“This isn’t a decision that has been taken lightly, but clearly the direction we chose to follow in the summer has not worked out as we had intended.

“Danny is a good man who is rightfully well thought of by all at the Club because of his contribution as both a player and coach over a long period of time, and that will not change.

“However, having given him as much time as we felt able to in order to get things right, we cannot continue to keep losing at the rate we have in the opening nine competitive fixtures this season.

“We’ve acted at this stage because we must get results back on track. I have complete confidence that the players we have form a strong Sky Bet Championship squad, and that a return of four points from our opening eight league fixtures of the season is not an accurate reflection of the ability we have available to us in the changing room.

“The process to appoint our next permanent Head Coach is already under way, and we are under no illusions as to how crucial a decision this will be – in no uncertain terms, we must get it right.

“We want a top-quality coach and a leader who will get the best from our talented squad; someone who is not only capable of making the team better as a collective and developing individuals, but who is also aligned with our Club philosophy to be brave, progressive, and not set any limitations on what is possible or can be achieved.

“In the short term we will give Narcís Pèlach, Paul Harsley, Paul Clements and the rest of our staff every support we can ahead of Saturday’s fixture at home with Cardiff City.”

Supporters will be further updated when possible.

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