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Hoyle: " retention of Championship status is vital"

New Huddersfield manager Mark Robins Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle, who has handed Mark Robins a rolling contract, said: "We've been through a lengthy and detailed process in appointing Mark as the club's new manager and we are delighted.

"We have taken our time in making this appointment , it's such an important one, both for our short and long-term ambitions. Obviously retention of our Championship status is vital, but we also needed a manager who buys into the club's football philosophy and structure. We believe Mark is that man.

"Mark has the knowledge, skills and attributes that the board of directors set out for our new manager and it is clear that he shares our vision, philosophy and values."

Hoyle added: "I would like to record the club's thanks for the professional way Coventry City dealt with this during what has been a difficult time while negotiations took place."

Robins in talks with Huddersfield

Mark Robins Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Mark Robins is reported to be in talks with Huddersfield Town over their vacant manager's position. Robins' current employers Coventry refused Town permission to talk with the former Rotherham and Barnsley boss earlier in the day.

But it's believed Robins has a clause in his contract which would allow him to leave should another club pay the correct level of compensation.