Darren Moore announced as new Huddersfield Town Manager
- Darren Moore becomes Huddersfield Town Manager
- Comments from CEO Jake Edwards and Sporting Director Mark Cartwright
- Moore to be in charge vs Coventry City on Monday
We’re delighted to welcome Darren Moore to Huddersfield Town as our new Manager!
Darren, 49, was the standout first choice following an extensive recruitment process led by Chief Executive Jake Edwards and Sporting Director Mark Cartwright.
He joins Town on the back of a successful promotion campaign with Sheffield Wednesday last season, adding to his managerial experience in the Premier League and Sky Bet Championship with West Bromwich Albion and successful time in charge of Doncaster Rovers.
Before his coaching and managerial career, Darren enjoyed four promotions out of the Sky Bet Championship and played extensively in the top two divisions, making a massive 670 appearances in English football, and playing internationally for Jamaica.
Darren is joined by his technical staff; Assistant Manager Jamie Smith, First Team Coach Jimmy Shan, Set Piece Coach Simon Ireland, and Goalkeeping Coach Adriano Basso.
Darren and his team will take First Team training for the first time at the Millers Oils High Performance Complex on Saturday as we prepare for Monday’s Sky Bet Championship game at Coventry City, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
He will make his first public appearance as Town Manager in a press conference at 1pm on Friday, which will be streamed live on our YouTube channel.
Huddersfield Town Chief Executive Jake Edwards commented:
“We’re proud to have secured the services of Darren.
“A lot of time, effort and analysis went into making sure we found the right manager for this club, and Darren emerged as the standout candidate to help us achieve our short-term objective of stability and longer-term vision of growth and development.
“Darren has a track record of success as a player at this level, but more importantly as a manager. He has gone into clubs and revolutionised cultures into winning ones on the back of real challenges like relegation. He turned things around at West Bromwich Albion and Doncaster Rovers to make them into promotion contenders and steered Sheffield Wednesday back into the Sky Bet Championship last season.
“Immediately, Darren’s appointment allows us to build on the platform that has been created here throughout pre-season and the opening two months in the Sky Bet Championship, which is clearly of the utmost importance. We’ve studied how Darren’s teams perform and spoken to him at length about how he wants his side to play, and he’s a good fit for our current squad.
“Everyone who has come across Darren can speak to his character in terms of how engaging he is, his ability to motivate players and create a winning culture, and his strength of character and resolve. He’s a very collaborative worker and I’m sure his appointment, and that of his team, will be a great fit with the talented staff we already have here.
“Having spent considerable time with him discussing this opportunity, I know how strongly he wants to return to managing in the Premier League, and he believes we can achieve that here together. I’m extremely excited about working with him during the coming months and years.”
Huddersfield Town’s Sporting Director Mark Cartwright explained:
“We were very clear in the skillsets that we wanted from our new manager, and Darren hit the key points.
“We wanted a manager who has a proven track record of high performance, and Darren’s record in sometimes challenging circumstances has been fantastic. That stems back to his first job at West Bromwich Albion, through his time at Doncaster Rovers and in getting promotion with Sheffield Wednesday last season.
“We also wanted someone whose playing style fits the squad we have now, and the one we will develop together in the future. Darren doesn’t just play an attacking brand of football; he has a track record of making teams even more attack-minded the longer he works with them.
“The ability to manage a squad was also of paramount importance. Darren’s track record of growing, developing, and improving squads through a joined-up strategy of player recruitment and working with talented young players is perfect for us over the longer term.
“We’ve got a great platform to build from here, and I’m excited to work closely with Darren and his team to build on those foundations.”