Boothroyd Front Runner For Town Job

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 04/11/2008
Ex-Watford manager Aidy Boothroyd is the front runner to be the next manager of Huddersfield Town.Boothroyd Front Runner For Town Job

Bookies have already made Boothroyd a clear favourite.

Boothroyd, 37, came through the ranks at Huddersfield Town playing under Gerry Murphy and made 10 first team appearences before being sold on to Bristol Rovers.

His playing career ended at Peterborough United aged just 26 due to injury. Then took up the youth team coach job at London Road, He then moved on to be youth team coach at Norwich City. West Brom offered him the role of youth development officer which he accepted.

Aidy was only there a short while at the Hawthorns before Leeds United made him the first team coach in July 2004.
Less than a year later in March 2005 he was appointed manager of Watford football club.

In May 2006 Watford were promoted to the Premiership via the play-offs after beating Leeds 3-0 in the final.

After being relegated a year later, lost in the play-offs last season and with a poor start to the current season, Watford parted company with Boothroyd.

Ex-Carlisle manager John Ward has also been linked, as too Iain Dowie, who was sacked by Q.P.R a few weeks ago.

I would personally like to see Aidy Boothroyd as manager of Huddersfield Town. A Yorkshire lad, worked with youth setups, brings academy players into the first team and has worked under Gerry Murphy which could be a good partnership for the club. It would show ambition by the club and hopefully will drive us forward.

Either Boothroyd or maybe our chairman-elect Dean Hoyle could push the boat out and bring back Neil Warnock! but I couldn't see Warnock leaving Palace for a team a division below but it would be a great coup!


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