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Huddersfield Chairman: "Mark has the knowledge and skills"

Following the appointment of former Coventry City boss at Huddersfield Town, Chairman Dean Hoyle has said Mark has the knowledge and skills that the Board of Directors set out for the new role.

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.

He has good knowledge of the division from his previous spell with Barnsley.

He has also shown an ability to develop young players. Indeed, his work with the FA on the Elite Player Performance Plan and his commitment to development was a big factor in his appointment.

– dean hoyle, huddersfield town chairman

The 43-year-old has joined Huddersfield on a rolling contract and will take charge of the team on Sunday in their FA Cup fifth round game at home to Wigan.

'Frustration and disappointment' felt at Coventry City over Robins' departure

"To say we are disappointed is an understatement. We gave Mark a three-year contract which we saw as a long-term appointment.

“Added to this, Mark was able to bring in those members of staff that he requested, plus we gave a considerable financial commitment in terms of players brought in during the loan windows to ensure that we had a strong, competitive team on the pitch.

"Over the last few months, we have had several clubs interested in securing Mark's services and we have fought off multiple approaches. We made every effort to ensure he stayed with us.

“Once it became obvious that there was no way forward we had no choice but to eventually allow him to speak to Huddersfield."

– Tim Fisher, Coventry City Chief Executive

Read the full statement here.

Coventry manager signs for Huddersfield

Mark Robins
Mark Robins Credit: PA Pictures

Huddersfield have confirmed the appointment of Mark Robins as their permanent new manager.

The Terriers were granted permission to approach the 43-year-old on Tuesday after Coventry had rejected an initial approach.

The club sacked Simon Grayson three weeks ago after going 12 games without a win in the npower Championship.

Former Rotherham and Barnsley boss Robins will take charge of his first game on Sunday when Town take on Wigan in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

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Coventry City sign striker David McGoldrick

Coventry City have signed striker David McGoldrick, who is on loan from Nottingham Forest until January 2013.

“David has been a target for several weeks now but it looked, until today, like there was no possibility of bringing him here. “When I was alerted that he might be available, I spoke to Richard Shaw and Lee Carsley, and we made the move and we have beaten several other clubs who were interested in him. “He gives the club a very different option up front because he is quick and can get in behind defences so that will add to the manager’s options in attack.”

– Steve Waggott, Coventry City development director
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