Danny Cowley Announced As Huddersfield Manager

Danny Cowley Announced As Huddersfield Manager

Huddersfield Town have today announced that Danny Cowley has taken over as the club’s permanent manager.

The Englishman joins from Lincoln City, with Huddersfield’s interim manager Mark Hudson staying on as part of the coaching staff.

Cowley arrives just four months after guiding the Imps to League One, with Lincoln being a non-league club when he took charge just three years ago. It’s certainly a heart felt departure from Sincil Bank, but the opportunity to manage in the Championship was simply too good for Cowley to turn down.

A tough job ahead

The Terriers have certainly welcomed the new appointment with open arms, with the Englishman now being tasked with turning around the club’s dreadful start to the season.

Currently sat in 23rd place with a -6GD, Huddersfield have only managed to pick up one point in the Championship so far. With five losses from their opening six games, a change was clearly needed at the Kirklees Stadium.

Jan Siewert was sacked in the middle of August, after registering just one win in the last seven months. Not for the first time in his career, Hudson stepped in as the club’s caretaker manager. The 37-year-old is well respected by his fellow players, but his appointment failed to rejuvenate the depleted looking squad.

Cowley therefore walks through the doors in West Yorkshire with a tough job on his hands, but it is one that he is relishing.

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Despite the Terriers being four points off 21st placed Barnsley, their odds for relegation are relatively large at 5/2 with Paddy Power. Dropping down from the Premier League back into life in the Championship is never an easy ride, with many expecting Huddersfield’s form to eventually pick up.

The appointment of Cowley will surely boost morale around the club and supporters are now hoping for their fortunes to change. At 7/2, optimistic fans may even fancy Huddersfield to secure a top half finish. We are still very early on in the season and a quick run of form would see the Terriers shoot up the table.

A top half finish in the Championship is an optimistic goal, but can Cowley work an even bigger miracle? He won promotion two times with Lincoln and Huddersfield are currently 12/1 to achieve a top six finish this season. This will certainly be the eventual goal for the Englishman at his new club, but their large price is taking into consideration the poor start to this campaign.

Fans will need to be patient with their new man in charge, but there is now just reason for the mood around the Kirklees Stadium to be uplifted.