Huddersfield appoint Powell as their new manager

first_img1 New Huddersfield manager Chris Powell Chris Powell has been named the new Huddersfield manager.The former Charlton boss replaces Mark Robins, who was sacked on the opening weekend of the Championship season following a 4-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth.Powell, 44, was in charge of Charlton for three years, guiding them to the League One title in 2012, but was sacked in March following a disagreement with new Valley owner Roland Duchatelet.Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle told the club’s official website: “We’re delighted to be able to welcome Chris to Huddersfield Town as the new manager.“We’ve taken our time over this appointment, as we wanted to give ourselves time to put in the groundwork and ensure we get the right man for the job. We believe we have in Chris.“As I said when the process began, I felt it was important that we found a manager who had ‘done it’ and Chris certainly fits that bill. He has ‘done it’ by guiding Charlton to promotion to the Championship and then finishing ninth in the 2012/13 Championship season – all achieved on a limited budget by getting the best out of his players.“Chris also has an excellent pedigree of developing young players, with the likes of Carl Jenkinson, Diego Poyet, Callum Harriott and Jordan Cousins emerging in Charlton’s first Tteam under his guidance. That is an important factor in our vision for the club.“As a player, a coach and a manager, Chris knows what it takes to succeed at Championship level. Alongside his experience with Charlton, he was also promoted out of this division three times during his playing career and has become accustomed to winning.“We’ve met Chris to discuss the job in two long meetings and both times he has impressed us with his enthusiasm, passion and knowledge of Huddersfield Town and the Championship. He is personally highly motivated and we feel he will get the best from the players. His record demands respect and we think he is the ideal man to take this club forward.“Make no mistake – throughout the football industry, Chris is held in extremely high regard. This is an excellent fit with the club and how we operate.”The former England full-back’s first game at the helm will be at home to Middlesbrough a week on Saturday.last_img

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