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Danny Cowley appointed manager of Huddersfield Town | Football

Huddersfield Town have confirmed the appointment of Danny Cowley as manager. Cowley leaves Lincoln and will be joined by his brother and assistant manager, Nicky.

Cowley replaces Jan Siewert, who was sacked on 16 August after the Terriers made a poor start to the new Championship season as well as crashing out of the Carabao Cup, beaten at home by Lincoln.

Huddersfield agreed compensation with Lincoln, with the Cowley brothers set to take charge for the first time in Sunday’s home match against Sheffield Wednesday. A club statement said the pair had been identified as “first choice for this appointment after an extensive and detailed search”.

Chairman Phil Hodgkinson added: “From the outset, [head of football operations] David Webb and I knew how important this next appointment is for the club. We undertook a very detailed and thorough process to identify the right person to lead the first team forward, first outlining the qualities we were looking for in the right candidate and then establishing which managers matched them.

“Our research, due diligence and work resulted in a shortlist of four candidates, and Danny Cowley was number one. Our character references revealed a man who is one of the most detailed managers around; meticulous in his preparation, and highly regarded by his peers.”

Danny Cowley wrote an open letter to Lincoln fans explaining his decision to join Huddersfield. “To everyone associated with Lincoln City, this without doubt, is the hardest decision of our lives that Nicky and I have had to make,” he said. “The past three and a half years have been so unbelievably special. It has simply been a fairy tale for Nicky and I.

“So why leave, you ask? Nicky and I have a burning ambition to challenge ourselves at the highest possible level. We don’t know if an opportunity as good as this one will come around again and we never want to live with regret.”

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