Huddersfield Town confirm Mark Robins as new manager

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Mark Robins has been confirmed as the new manager of Huddersfield Town.

The 43-year-old joins the Terriers on a rolling contract from Coventry City and will take charge of the team for the first time in Sunday’s FA Cup Fifth Round clash against Wigan Athletic.

He succeeds Simon Grayson, who was sacked last month after going 12 league matches without a win, at the helm and will charged with keeping the Terriers in the npower Championship after an alarming slidw down the table.

Town chairman Dean Hoyle said: “We’ve been through a lengthy and detailed process in appointing Mark as the Club’s new manager and we are delighted.

“As I said we would, we have taken our time in making this appointment because it is such an important one, both for our short and long term ambitions. Obviously retention our Championship status is vital, but we also needed a manager who buys into the Club’s football philosophy and structure. We believe Mark is that man.”

Mark Lillis had been in caretaker control of the club and his last act was to guide his men to a 2-1 victory at Leicester City in the FA Cup Fourth Round on Tuesday night.

Robins, who held managerial roles at Rotherham United and Barnsley before his move to the Sky Blues, has brought Steve Taylor with him as first team coach.