Robins departs by mutual consent

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 10/08/2014
Mark Robins has left his role as Huddersfield Town manager - after just one match into the new Championship season.Robins departs by mutual consent

A 4-0 battering by Bournemouth in yesterday's opening game at the John Smith's Stadium was the final straw as fans vented their anger.

A meeting took place between Robins and the board of directors and it was mutually agreed that Robins would step down as the club's manager.

A statement on Town's official website read:

"Following yesterday's first day defeat, Mark met with the board of directors. At the conclusion of the meeting, Mark and the directors all agreed it would be in the interests of all parties to part company.

"Accordingly, Mark's contract has ended amicably and by mutual consent.

"Huddersfield Town would like to place on record its thanks to Mark and wish him all the best for the future."

Terriers chairman Dean Hoyle added: "Mark has put his all into the job over the past 16 months and has made a big contribution to the club.

"He arrived at the club at a difficult time and immediately impacted to keep us in the Championship.

"Mark's approach to this has been refreshing. He has always put the club before himself and worked tirelessly on the training ground to change our way of playing and we have seen that come to fruition.

"Mark will be someone that I personally, and we as a club, will always remain in contact with."

So what's next for Huddersfield Town?

It is on the official website that assistant manager Steve Thompson and first-team coach Steve Eyre will take charge of training for the time being whilst an interim manager is discussed.

It could be possible that head of youth development Mark Lillis could be asked to take temporary charge until a permanent appointment is found.

Lillis took temporary charge when Simon Grayson was sacked in January 2013 until the appointment of Robins.


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