Murphy Calls It A Day

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 07/02/2009
Gerry Murphy has retired from his post as Director of Football Development at Huddersfield Town after 20 years of service to the football club.Murphy Calls It A Day

The 65-year old Dubliner has called it a day which in his 20 years at Huddersfield Town has included three spells as caretaker-manager of the first team, he will be replaced by acedemy coach Graham Mitchell.

It is a sad to see Gerry leave after joining the club in 1988 having been in Huddersfield local football with Rawthorpe and Bradley Rangers. In his time he has mentored such players as Andy Booth and Jon Stead. Half of the sqaud in the promotion winning season of 2004 was produced in the academy under the leadership of Murphy.

In 2006 Murphy recieved the inaugural Contribution to Football Award from the Football League.

Murphy told the Huddersfield Daily Examiner:

"I have really enjoyed myself buy as the saying goes all good things come to an end. I would just like to say that I am proud to be part of such a great club and I look forward to giving my support in the future".

Chairman-elect Dean Hoyle said:
" He leaves a legacy that will live on for many years, few people in the 100-year history of Town have made such an immense contribution and, needless to say, he will be always be welcome at the club".

All the Terrier-bytes team and I'm sure the Town supporters would like to thank Gerry for his service to club and for his two wins over Leeds United! He will always be held in high regard at Huddersfield Town Football Club.


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