1. ITV Report

Danny Cowley appointed as Huddersfield Town manager

Huddersfield Town have announced the appointment of Danny Cowley as the club's new manager

He will be joined at Huddersfield Town by his brother and Assistant Manager Nicky.

The duo was identified by Chairman Phil Hodgkinson and Head of Football Operations David Webb as the Club’s first choice for this appointment after an extensive and detailed search.

Compensation has been agreed with their previous club Lincoln City and the Cowley brothers will begin their work with the Terriers in preparation for the Sheffield Wednesday game.

Danny Cowley Credit: Richard Sellers/PA Images

Huddersfield Town Chairman explained:

I am delighted to be able to welcome Danny and Nicky Cowley to Huddersfield Town today.

“Danny Cowley's track record is there for all to see – he has led his previous teams to five promotions and several cup successes – and our character references revealed a man who is one of the most detailed managers around; meticulous in his preparation, and highly regarded by his peers.

“Having approached Lincoln City and gained permission to speak to the Cowleys, they initially decided they wanted to continue the superb job they had done at that club and turned down the opportunity to discuss our job. At that stage we could have easily pursued one of the other options we had identified – all of which are fine managers – but David and I felt it was important to try and persuade them to talk to us. We firmly believed that they were the best men to take us forward, and we didn’t want to give up on them. Phil continued:

“Our focus is on winning football matches and we will give Danny and Nicky every support they need.”

– Phil Hodgkinson