Following the club’s decision to part ways with experienced head coach Neil Warnock this week, Huddersfield Town will turn their attention towards two former Premier League managers to lead the team forward.
Earlier today it was revealed in a club statement by Huddersfield that Wednesday night’s clash with Stoke City at the John Smith Stadium would be the legendary coach’s final game in charge of the Terriers.
Chief Executive Jake Edwards explained that Warnock and his coaches have agreed to step aside to allow the club to find a long-term replacement:
“At this point, we now feel we are ready to make a longer-term managerial appointment. I’ve had detailed discussions with Neil and…he’s agreed to step aside to allow us to do this.”
After Wednesday’s clash with Alex Neil’s Potters, the hot seat will be vacated, leaving fans to wonder who will step into Warnock’s shadow. Nevertheless, former Luton Town and Southampton boss Nathan Jones and ex-Sheffield Wednesday and West Bromwich Albion manager Darren Moore are currently the bookmakers’ favourites.
Speaking to Birmingham Live, a spokesperson for King Casino Bonus said:
“Neil Warnock’s Huddersfield exit has created a shock opening at the Championship club and Darren Moore and Nathan Jones are the joint 7/2 favourites to return to work by taking the job at The John Smith’s Stadium.”
Jones has been unemployed since February, having been sacked from his position at the St. Mary’s Stadium after merely three months in charge.
Meanwhile, Moore guided Sheffield Wednesday to a dramatic promotion through the League One playoffs but shockingly stood down at the end of the campaign despite the team now playing in the Championship.
Moore and Jones would be superb appointments given the experience each man has in the Championship from their respective coaching careers.
However, both would struggle with Huddersfield Town due to the current crop of players at their disposal. The board should have left Warnock in retirement and tried to appoint a permanent coach during the summer but are now being forced to do so just a few weeks after the campaign started.