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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 Duchâtelet on 11 March 2014, with the Addicks bottom of the league.

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Mark Robins very disappointed to have left Town

Former Huddersfield Town manager Mark Robins says he is "very disappointed" to have left the club.

Mark Robins says he is disappointed to have left Huddersfield Town Credit: Press Association

In a statement released through the League Managers' Association he said he was proud to have led the team to safety in the last two seasons using academy players and a different style of football:

I am obviously very disappointed to have left Huddersfield Town Football Club. I am proud of my achievements with Huddersfield Town Football Club and I would like to take this opportunity to wish Dean Hoyle and the football club much success in the future. I am now positively looking forward to my next challenge.

– Mark Robins, former Huddersfield Town manager

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