Darren Moore takes over as Huddersfield Town manager after leaving Sheffield Wednesday by mutual consent in June despite promotion from League One; Moore’s debut game in command of Huddersfield is Monday’s Championship match against Coventry, which will be shown live on Sky Sports.
Huddersfield Town’s new manager has been named Darren Moore.
The 49-year-old joins the club on an undisclosed term, succeeding Neil Warnock as manager of the Terriers.
“We’re delighted to have secured Darren’s services,” said Huddersfield chief executive Jake Edwards.
“A lot of time, effort, and analysis went into making sure we found the right manager for this club, and Darren emerged as the standout candidate to help us achieve our short-term objective of stability as well as our longer-term vision of growth and development.”Darren’s arrival immediately allows us to build on the foundation that has been established here during pre-season and the first two months of the Sky Bet Championship, which is clearly critical. We’ve looked at how Darren’s teams perform and talked to him about how he wants his team to play, and he’s a terrific fit for our present lineup.
“Having spent considerable time with him discussing this opportunity, I know how strongly he wants to return to managing in the Premier League, and he believes we can achieve that here together. I’m extremely excited about working with him during the coming months and years.”
Moore’s appointment marks his return to management after leaving Sheffield Wednesday in June.
In May, he led Wednesday to the League One play-off final, when Josh Windass scored a thrilling extra-time winner over Barnsley. It capped off a historic season in which the club amassed 96 points and then staged a miraculous comeback from 4-0 down in their play-off semi-final against Peterborough.
Moore, though, left the club by mutual consent three weeks after their Wembley success.
He is assisted by Jamie Smith, first team coach Jimmy Shan, set-piece coach Simon Ireland, and goalkeeping coach Adriano Basso at Huddersfield.
His first training session as Terriers manager will be on Saturday, and his first game in command will be Monday’s Championship match against Coventry, which will be shown live on Sky Sports Football. Following his departure from Huddersfield, Sky Sports’ David Prutton believes Neil Warnock will return to another Championship team this season.
Warnock’s parting words as Huddersfield Town manager: “What we’ve done in the last six months has restored Huddersfield’s pride.” The fans are happy to support the Terriers, and I am really pleased of them. This past six months have been demanding.
“I don’t think anyone expected us to do what we did last year; it was an absolute miracle.” Yes, it has arrived early; I did not plan to leave till Christmas or shortly thereafter. But I’ll be cheering them on from afar because I want them to succeed.
Neil Warnock has announced his departure as manager of Huddersfield Town, but he swears he will not retire from football. “I said to the lads at the end of the game that there is no reason why you don’t go and push on now and look at going up rather than looking behind you,” he says.
“I’ve enjoyed every minute on the practice field.” It’s just gotten me moving again and made me realize that my strength isn’t something you can learn from a book. My strength is what I do with people, and if you look at my promotions, you’ll see that I’ve never had the best teams, but I’ve always had eight wonderful dressing rooms, and each of those players will remember my time here.”