We celebrate Neil Warnock and Ronnie Jepson’s achievements at Huddersfield Town
- Neil Warnock and Ronnie Jepson to leave Club
- Club celebrating two real Town legends
- A look back on their time in charge of Town
Following the news that Manager Neil Warnock and Assistant Manager Ronnie Jepson will depart the Club following our Sky Bet Championship home fixture with Stoke City on Wednesday 20 September, we take a look back on their time with Huddersfield Town.
Arriving back at the Club in February 2023 straight from the airport having landed home from New York the same day, Warnock reintroduced himself via a press conference.
Immediately winning over supporters, media and staff alike with his humour and honesty, it was the first sign that despite the almost 30 year gap since his first spell as Town boss, it was the same Warnock as ever.
Jumping straight back into action, Town took on Birmingham City at the John Smith’s Stadium in Warnock’s first game back. Falling behind early to a Troy Deeney goal, the Terriers rallied.
Goals from Joe Hungbo and Jaheim Headley turned the game around and gave the Terriers all three points, giving Warnock and Jepson the perfect start to life back in West Yorkshire.
The first of a string of memorable results, Town’s performance against high flying Middlesbrough took the roof off the John Smith’s Stadium with Warnock getting one over his former side.
Ending 4-2 to Town despite Boro leading 0-1 going into the break, goals from Ruffels, Koroma and two from Pearson had the Terriers 4-1 up before a late consolation from the away side.
Following on from a couple of disappointing results, an away fixture at the Den against a Play-Off chasing Millwall side just before an international break didn’t fill many with confidence.
Putting in a huge performance, the Terriers took all three points thanks to a Danny Ward goal at the near post from a Ben Jackson cross. The result would prove to be a lift ahead of the final run in.
Heading to Vicarage Road on Good Friday, few gave Town much chance against a side recently relegated from the Premier League and, with Watford taking an early lead, those suspicions seemed correct.
However, the Terriers didn’t lie down, and a first Club goal for Jack Rudoni was followed up by goals for Matty Pearson and Kian Harratt, scoring his first senior goal for the Club too.
Another one of Warnock’s former sides gave us our final away game of the season, with Town still needing points to secure survival in the Sky Bet Championship.
Buoyed by a fantastic support – added to by those taking part in Pedal For Pounds – goals from Joe Hungbo and Matty Pearson gave Town one of the most important three points of the season.
The task was simple against Sheffield United in Town’s penultimate game of the season, with one point enough to secure safety against a side already promoted to the Premier League.
A close fought contest, a special effort from Danny Ward on his left boot cutting in from the right wing proved the difference, winning the game for Town and ensuring survival under Warnock.
Having agreed to return to the Club in the summer of 2023 alongside Ronnie Jepson, the Terriers were handed a tough start to the 2023/24 campaign.
Heading to the Hawthorns looking for our first win of the season, goals in each half from Delano Burgzorg and a last minute effort from Jack Rudoni in added time gave Town just that.
Join us for Neil Warnock and Ronnie Jepson's final match in charge of the Terriers on Wednesday 20 September at 7.45pm at the John Smith's Stadium against Stoke City. CLICK HERE to secure your seat.