Huddersfield's Mark Robins becomes the first casualty of the 2014/15 Sack Raceby Jack Kitson / 11 August 2014, 08:51Tweet
We may be only one game into the new 2014/15 Football League season but there has already been a managerial casualty, with Huddersfield Town kick-starting proceedings on Sunday after sacking Mark Robins. The Championship club sent their boss packing following an opening day drubbing at home to Bournemouth, which left the club rock-bottom of the table.
The ruthless decision appears both harsh and premature, although if you take into account Huddersfield’s woeful run at the end of the previous campaign then the writing was clearly on the wall for Robins, who was jeered by home fans on Saturday. The crushing 4-0 defeat at the hands of the Cherries means that the Terriers have now won just two of their last 14 league games, with the club finishing the 2013/14 season in 17th after losing 21 of their 46 matches.
Attention has automatically turned to Robins' successor in the dugout, with Coventry’s Steven Pressley and the unemployed Billy Davies the early 2/1 favourites (Sky Bet) in the Next Huddersfield Manager Market. Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon is next in the running at 6/1, while Neil Warnock can be backed at 7/1. There is then a substantial gap in the betting, with the Yorkshire club’s assistant manager Steve Thompson and first-team coach Steve Eyre both priced at 20/1.