Chris Powell bags Huddersfield Town jobby Jack Kitson / 03 September 2014, 16:36Tweet
Huddersfield Town have appointed Chris Powell as their new manager at the John Smith’s Stadium. The former Charlton boss, who had been out of work since leaving the Valley back in March, was the hot favourite in the betting and now, after a series of successful talks, he has been named as the man to succeed the sacked Mark Robins in the Terriers dugout.
In the process Powell, who beat the likes of Billy McKinlay, Stephen Pressley and caretaker boss Mark Lillis to land the job, has become the only black manager in England's top four leagues. Due to the international break the 44-year-old has over a week-and-a-half to settle and prepare his Terriers team for his first match in charge at home to Middlesbrough on Saturday 13.
Powell certainly has his work cut out after inheriting a side that have endured a tough start to the new season. The Yorkshire club are currently one place above the Championship, having picked up just four points from their opening five games. Powell is no stranger to a relegation battle himself having battled against the dreaded drop last season with the Addicks, before suffering the sack in March when the club were rooted to the bottom of the second-tier.