Manager relieved of his duties.
- Club statement from Huddersfield Town
- Manager Darren Moore relieved of his duties
- Comments from Kevin Nagle and Jake Edwards
Darren Moore has been relieved of his duties as Huddersfield Town Manager today (Monday 29 January 2024).
Huddersfield Town owner and Chairman Kevin Nagle commented:
“We have to make this decision to give us the best chance of maintaining our Sky Bet Championship status come the end of the season.
“Darren is a fantastic man, and he has worked tirelessly since taking the job back in September. I know I speak for everyone at the club in wishing him the very best for the future.
“We appointed Darren on the strength of his credentials as a manager, but it is now clear that this has not worked as we envisaged and hoped. There have absolutely been mitigating circumstances, such as the high number of injuries that Darren has had to cope with, but we have still not seen enough on the pitch in terms of results or the direction of travel in playing style and performances.
“I believe that our current squad is capable of more, particularly on the back of the work we have carried out in this transfer window, and we’re quickly moving to identify the right person to lead them through a crucial period of the season. We hope to make that managerial appointment soon.”
Chief Executive Jake Edwards added:
“I want to begin by echoing the Chairman’s comments in thanking Darren for his total commitment to the club during his time here.
“This was not a decision that we made lightly, but we believe it is one that we had to take. We still have 17 games to be played this season, and that still gives us the chance to positively impact our results and position in the league table.
“We’re looking for our next appointment to have a big short-term impact, but also to fit with our longer-term strategy of building an attack-minded, progressive style of football over a number of seasons.”