19 July 2020 20:34
Danny Cowley has been sacked as manager as Huddersfield Town two days after the team all but secured their Championship status with a dramatic win against West Brom. Cowley's brother and assistant manager, Nicky, has also left the club. Cowley was appointed by Huddersfield in September after three successful years in charge of Lincoln City, replacing Jan Siewert who was dismissed after a poor start to the season. Results quickly improved and Cowley was named the Championship's manager of the month in October, but a downturn in form over the winter left the club in a relegation battle. Leeds promoted after Smith Rowe and Huddersfield deny West Brom Read more The win on Friday against second-placed West Brom, the Terriers' final home game of the season, took them up to 18th, three points above the relegation zone and with a significantly better goal difference than their rivals, with one game to play.
They are all but assured to avoid the drop, though it has been a stark change of fortunes for a club who were competing in the Premier League last season. "I would like to place my thanks on record to Danny and Nicky for their hard work and dedication towards securing the club's place in the Sky Bet Championship for next season," the club's chairman, Phil Hodgkinson, said. "That was the clear priority when they were appointed in September and we are very grateful that has been achieved. We have a different vision for the way we operate, and how our ambitions can be achieved." Cowley leaves 10 months after joining from Lincoln City Danny Cowley has been sacked by Championship side Huddersfield. The announcement comes two days after the Terriers beat West Brom 2-1, leaving them three points ahead of the relegation zone with one game to play.
"However, we have made this decision in the belief that, in the long term, it is in the best interests of the club as we move forward. Huddersfield have said they are not seeking applications for the vacant position, suggesting they have someone already lined up for the role. Get the latest on the search for a new Huddersfield Town manager straight to your inbox with our new personalised newsletter Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Invalid Email Huddersfield Town sacked manager Danny Cowley this afternoon after 10 months in charge. His final game in charge of Town came on Friday night during the 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion which all but guaranteed the Terriers' safety. Here is what Cowley said after that match, which proved to be his last public appearance in charge of the club.
Big players find their moments in big games and he was like two players. But we won't be the only club in limbo at this time. poll loading Should Danny Cowley have been sacked? He took a massive pay cut because he's fond of the supporters and the club and wanted to help. I know it's been difficult to support the club. It's a working class club and we need to get working class players who are going to fight for the badge and give consistent, committed performances week in, week out. Maybe it's what football needed but we need to try to find the right players. It's been a really tough year for Phil and I don't think any of us saw the season unfolding as it did. It's a tough season in a relegation battle. This is our first relegation battle and the first time we've taken over mid-season, so I'm a much better manager now than I was on 9th September. Maybe tonight they can have a beer and be proud to be Huddersfield Town supporters again. What was the gameplan for that victory? To be honest the pitch is difficult at the moment but we knew it'd be difficult for West Brom and we knew if we got the space right they'd get more open and we could counter. HUDDERSFIELD have sacked manager Danny Cowley and brother Nicky despite virtually securing their Championship status. 1 Danny Cowley has been fired by Huddersfield Town Credit: PA:Press Association They pulled off a shock 2-1 win over promotion hopefuls West Brom on Friday night and all-but guaranteed second-tier football for next season. They said they have "a different vision for the way we operate the club, and how our ambitions can be achieved." The former Premier League side have 51 points and are three points clear of the drop zone with one game left to play. The club were bidding to avoid a second successive demotion but despite seemingly achieving that feat it wasn't enough for the Cowleys to hang onto their jobs. The club said they were "not seeking applications for the vacant position". Huddersfield chairman Phil Hodgkinson said: "I would like to place my thanks on record to Danny and Nicky for their hard work and dedication towards securing the club's place in the Sky Bet Championship for next season. "We all wish Danny and Nicky all the best for the future and they leave with my best wishes in their future endeavours." Former Imps boss Danny Cowley has been sacked by Huddersfield Town. The club announced today, Sunday, July 19 that Cowley had been "relieved of his duties" as first team manager. Assistant manager Nicky Cowley will also leave the club. The decision comes after the Terriers secured a vital 2-1 win against promotion chasers West Bromwich Albion, virtually ensuring their spot in the Championship for next campaign. The Yorkshire club has thanked the Cowley's for their hard work but say the decision was made "in the best interests of the club going forward". Huddersfield Town Chairman Phil Hodgkinson said: "I would like to place my thanks on record to Danny and Nicky for their hard work and dedication towards securing the club's place in the Sky Bet Championship for next season. "That was the clear priority when they were appointed in September and we are very grateful that has been achieved. "We all wish Danny and Nicky all the best for the future and they leave with my best wishes in their future endeavours. "However, we have made this decision in the belief that, in the long term, it is in the best interests of the Club as we move forward. We have a different vision for the way we operate the club, and how our ambitions can be achieved." The brothers left Lincoln City in September last year after guiding the Imps back into the Football League before winning the League Two title in the 2018-19 season. During his time in Huddersfield, Cowley won 13 of his 40 games, with the club currently sitting in 18th position on 51 points. He was awarded the Championship Manager of the Month award in October 2019. Huddersfield Town say they are not seeking applications for the vacant manager position.