Huddersfield Town Appoint Mark Robinsby Jack Kitson / 14 February 2013, 10:31Tweet
As expected Mark Robins has departed Coventry City to take charge of Championship side Huddersfield Town. The 43-year-old emerged as the hot favourite for the job last week and betting was suspended following reports that he had opened talks with the Terriers. Coventry initially rejected an approach for their manager but in the end reluctantly gave in, with assistant Steve Taylor and fitness and performance coach Darren Robinson also moving in the same direction.
Robins leaves Coventry after just five months in charge, in which he won an impressive 17 of his 33 games. The club and supporters will have been left both disappointed and deflated by the news, such was the impact Robins had during his short stint in the dugout. Lee Carsley has been placed in caretaker charge of the Sky Blues and is also one of the early favourites in the Next Coventry Manager Odds.
Robins will be tasked with keeping Town in the Championship. The struggling club are currently three points above the drop zone with 15 games remaining. Robins' first match is an exciting FA Cup fifth round tie at home to Premier League side Wigan on Sunday. Paddy Power have handed the hosts odds of 13/5 to conjure up a shock win, while Wigan go into the game as the 11/10 favourites. The fixture will be screened live on ITV 1 at 3.55pm.