5 contenders to replace Mark Robins at Huddersfield Town

Billy Davies

Some familiar names have been linked with the vacant role at Huddersfield Town after Mark Robins left the club.

After just one game of the new Football League season we already have our first club looking for a managerial replacement and out of work managers are hoping they can get involved with this season at the first opportunity.

Huddersfield Town and Mark Robins parted company after an opening day 4-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth and it seems as if there was plenty of problems off the pitch at the club. His replacement is likely to be an out of work manager given the fact that the season has just begun they are unlikely to prise anyone out of their role after a long pre-season of preparation.

Here are five candidates who could find themselves in the Huddersfield hot-seat in the near future:

Brian McDermott

The Terriers should look for someone with Championship experience and in McDermott they would have exactly that. He took Reading up to the Premier League in 2012, before taking on a difficult job at Leeds United which was made complicated by the impending takeover from Massimo Cellino. He may be keen to get back into another job in Yorkshire with this opportunity arriving although as with all managers on this list there could end up being a better opportunity just around the corner in a few weeks, with more sackings probable.

Billy Davies

Again, Davies is someone with great pedigree in the Championship and has taken clubs to the play-offs on numerous occasions. The wee Scotsman will require a big budget however as always, and his downfall is usually down to the fact he openly asks the chairman for more money which results in disagreements. The budget may not be big enough for him at Huddersfield but having failed after large expenditure at Nottingham Forest last season maybe he should accept that his next job will not be at such a high profile job.

Steven Pressley

They wouldn't poach from Coventry City again, would they? Surely not? Well Steven Pressley is one of the bookies' favourites for the role having had an impressive first season with the Sky Blues. Despite starting with a points deduction he led them to a comfortable mid-table finish even flirting with the play-offs at one point. It would be a cruel blow for Coventry who enjoyed a revival under Mark Robins before he left for The Terriers and right now they need stability.

Neil Lennon

The former Celtic manager is likely to be linked with most jobs this season whilst he remains available and Huddersfield would be wrong not to approach the Northern Irishman for at least an interview. He achieved great things at Celtic in what was his first job and as is shown by Ronny Deila now it isn't the easiest of jobs. Lennon may have his sights set higher than the Championship however although it may provide a decent stepping stone for him.

Neil Warnock

He may just have one last job in him, and there aren't many managers around with the experience of Warnock. Achieved promotion from this league before, and also fought off relegation from this league successfully before, Has great contacts in the game which could allow him to recruit wisely. May have had enough of management, but after his spell at Leeds United ended badly, another job could give him the chance to end his career on a high.


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