Carlton Palmer has expressed his views on the vacant manager’s position at Huddersfield Town.
Huddersfield Town are now looking for a new manager after Darren Moore left on Monday.
The former Sheffield Wednesday manager only took over at the John Smith’s Stadium in September, yet he was removed of his duties with the club in 21st position, barely outside the Championship relegation zones.
Huddersfield owner Kevin Nagle has a difficult decision as the team seeks a new manager. A terrible appointment might see the Terriers demoted from the Championship, which would be a complete disaster in his first full season as club owner.
Neil Warnock was Huddersfield’s manager at the start of the season after miraculously avoiding relegation the previous season, and the club is now looking for their third permanent manager of the season before the end of January. Nagle will be fully aware that this is not sustainable, but for the time being, the focus is solely on remaining in division.
It is unclear whether the Terriers intend to employ a short-term manager to assure their continued presence in the division or a long-term management capable of overseeing a project.
The team was in a similar scenario last season and hired Warnock, who kept the club up comfortably, finishing 18th, nine points clear of the relegation zone.
Carlton Palmer discusses the vacant manager’s position at Huddersfield Town
Former England international Carlton Palmer believes the club should have given Neil Warnock more time after navigating them away from relegation last season, and that the 75-year-old will not return to the club this season.
Palmer told Football League World that Neil Warnock was unlikely to return to the club after his contract was abruptly ended.I felt Neil should have continued at the club after they avoided relegation to provide some stability moving ahead, but I believe that ship has sailed.
“Paul Heckingbottom, Michael Duff, Gary Rowett, John Eustace, Alex Neil, all to name a few, are out of work, which means no compensation to pay and are all capable of doing a very good job given the tools and given the patience of the chairman.”
Huddersfield Town’s next appointment is crucial.
As Palmer mentioned, there are numerous quality Championship-level managers on the market right now, all of whom are unemployed.
Some of these managers may believe they can outperform Huddersfield given their recent achievements, while others may embrace the opportunity to take over a struggling Championship team and rebuild it.
Any of the five aforementioned managers would be a good fit for Huddersfield, bringing out the best in the club.
In an ideal world, Huddersfield would like to bring in someone who can steady the ship for the rest of the season before rebuilding the club during the summer in preparation for next season’s triumph.
While Duff, Rowett, and Neil are not the big names that fans would prefer to see at the helm, they are capable managers at this level and would be an improvement over what they have had this season. They’ve all been let go quite recently.
They’ll be hungry to prove others incorrect.
The next appointment is critical for Huddersfield, but Nagle has lots of solid choices to choose from.