Legendary manager to leave the club after Wednesday’s fixture
- Neil Warnock to depart Huddersfield Town after Stoke City fixture
- Neil leaves with huge gratitude from everyone at HTAFC
- Comments from Chief Executive Jake Edwards
We can confirm that, following extended discussions, Neil Warnock will depart his role as Manager of Huddersfield Town later this week.
The news was announced in tandem by Chief Executive Jake Edwards and Warnock at a press conference at the Millers Oils High Performance Complex on Monday afternoon.
Neil will take charge of the Terriers for the 132nd and final time when we host Stoke City at the John Smith’s Stadium on Wednesday evening.
Huddersfield Town Chief Executive Jake Edwards explained:
“I must start this statement by, on behalf of everyone at the football club, expressing my huge gratitude to Neil and his assistant, Ronnie Jepson, for the incredible job they have done at the club over the last six months.
“Keeping this club in the Sky Bet Championship, given the position the team was in when they arrived in February, was nothing short of amazing, and built upon their already lasting legacies at this club as a management team and, in Ronnie’s case, as a player too. They are both, undeniably, Huddersfield Town legends, and have cemented their positions in this club’s history.
“Our owner, Kevin Nagle, and I were so grateful when Neil and Ronnie agreed to stay at the club for the new season. All parties were clear that this was not a long-term appointment, but that it gave us important stability on the football side whilst the change of ownership was completed, and the new regime established itself at the club.
“At this point, we now feel we are ready to make a longer-term managerial appointment. I’ve had detailed discussions with Neil and, alongside Ronnie, Carl Serrant and Ian Bennett, he’s agreed to step aside to allow us to do this.
“Again, I cannot thank Neil and Ronnie enough for everything they have done for this club. I know they want to leave on a high with a result against Stoke City in midweek, and I’m sure they will get the send-off they deserve from the players and supporters.”
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