Huddersfield Town Open Talks With Mark Robinsby Jack Kitson / 13 February 2013, 10:15Tweet
Coventry City manager Mark Robins is set to jump up a division after opening talks with Huddersfield Town. The two clubs are believed to have reached an agreement, despite Coventry's pleas for Robins to stay at the Ricoh Arena. The switch will see Robins replace Simon Grayson, who was sent packing on 24 January.
Robins had recently emerged as the hot favourite in the Next Huddersfield Town Manager Market and will now reportedly leave after just five months in charge. Coventry fans will be bitterly disappointed at Robins' decision; such was his impact at the club. The 43-year-old replaced Andy Thorn in September and impressively led the struggling side from rock-bottom of the league to within playoff contention.
The Sky Blues will now begin searching for their third manager of the season and 12th manager in just under 11 years. Phil Brown has emerged as the early favourite with Bet Victor in the Next Coventry Manager Odds, with Derek McInnes, Eric Black and Gary Megson also in the mix at this early stage. Meanwhile Lee Carsley is set to take temporary charge until they find a replacement.