Andy Hughes comments on his time at Leeds United after taking Huddersfield Town job

Andy Hughes of Leeds United celebrates after gaining promotion to the Coca-Cola Football League Championship

The former Leeds favourite is now working at local rivals Huddersfield.

Andy Hughes of Leeds United celebrates after gaining promotion to the Coca-Cola Football League ChampionshipAndy Hughes of Leeds United celebrates after gaining promotion to the Championship

Huddersfield Town’s new first-team coach Andy Hughes has been discussing his time at Leeds United this weekend.

The 38-year-old spent three years with Leeds and was generally considered a fan favourite at the club.

He left his role at Crystal Palace this week to become the new first-team coach with The Terriers, despite his links to their West Yorkshire rivals Leeds.

Andy Hughes - Leeds UnitedAndy Hughes - Leeds United

Speaking to the Huddersfield Examiner this weekend Hughes has stated his belief that his previous attachment to Leeds will have no impact on his time with his new club:

“I’m sure my Leeds links won’t be a problem.

“I had a great time at Leeds and a good relationship with the fans, and I would never day a bad word about the club.

“But things change and now I work for Huddersfield Town, simple as that.”

Crystal Palace coach Andy Hughes with Dwight Gayle and Adrian Mariappa before the match

Hughes joined Leeds from Norwich City in 2007 and went on to spend three great seasons with the club. He was an integral part of the team that won promotion to the Championship back in 2010.

Hughes left in January 2011, joining Scunthorpe United, and retired in 2014. He has already worked at Bolton Wanderers and Rotherham United prior to his time at Palace and will now hope to help David Wagner guide Huddersfield to a good league position in the Championship next term.

He might even have his eye on finishing above Leeds United.

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