Huddersfield Town appoint Mark Robins as manager

The Terriers have confirmed the former Coventry boss will take charge of the relegation-threatened club immediately, starting with an FA Cup clash against Wigan

Huddersfield Town have appointed Mark Robins as their new manager on a rolling contract.

The 43-year-old joins from League One outfit Coventry City and will take charge of first-team affairs immediately, with the Terriers hosting Premier League side Wigan in the FA Cup fifth round on Sunday.

After dropping to 18th in the Championship, chairman Dean Hoyle is "delighted" with the capture of Robins and believes the Englishman is the right man to ensure survival this term.

He told the club's official website: "We’ve been through a lengthy and detailed process in appointing Mark as the club’s new manager and we are delighted.
"As I said we would, we have taken our time in making this appointment because it is such an important one, both for our short- and long-term ambitions.

"Obviously retention our Championship status is vital, but we also needed a manager who buys into the club’s football philosophy and structure. We believe Mark is that man.

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"Mark has shown his skill in getting the most from the resources at his disposal, none more so than his recent achievements at Coventry; within five months he has pulled that side away from the League 1 relegation zone and given them a genuine chance of being involved in the promotion mix."

The 43-year-old's successful 20-year playing career included a European Cup Winners' Cup, a Uefa Super Cup and a FA Cup, playing under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United as well as spells at Norwich City, Manchester City and several other clubs in England and abroad.

Robins will be joined at Huddersfield by his assistant at Coventry, Steve Taylor.