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Powell to take game at a time as reign begins

Chris Powell will be thrown in to the deep end as Huddersfield Town boss with three games in a week to kick off his tenure.

The Terriers play at home to Middlesborough on Saturday, Wigan on Tuesday and away against Yorkshire rivals Leeds United next week.

After offering him a game, Powell told Chris Dawkes he was only looking as far ahead as the next game:

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First day on the job for new Town manager Powell

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Chris Powell arrives at John Smith's Stadium

Former Charlton Athletic manager and England international Chris Powell has arrived in Huddersfield as the club look increasingly likely to appoint him as successor to Mark Robins.

Town rumoured to be close to Powell appointment

It is reported that Huddersfield Town are close to appointing former Charlton Athletic boss Chris Powell as their new manager.

Town rumoured to be close to Powell appointment Credit: Press Association

Former boss Mark Robins resigned after a 4-0 loss in Town's season opener against Bournemouth.

Chris Powell profile:

  • Scored six goals in 667 appearances for clubs including Watford, Charlton, West Ham and Derby.
  • Made five appearances for England.
  • Was Leicester's caretaker boss for one game, a 3-0 win against Scunthorpe after the sacking of Paulo Sousa in 2010.
  • 14 January 2011 appointed Charlton manager gaining promotion back to the Championship as League One winners 2012
  • Finished ninth in the 2012-2013 Championship, three points off play-offs.
  • Sacked by Charlton owner Roland Duch√Ętelet on 11 March 2014, with the Addicks bottom of the league.
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