Darren Moore has been appointed as manager of Huddersfield Town.
Moore’s appointment comes less than 24 hours after Huddersfield drew 2-2 at home to Stoke City in their final match under Neil Warnock, who has left his position following discussions with owner, Kevin Nagel following a period of change and adaption behind-the-scenes at the club.
Huddersfield confirmed that Moore ‘was the standout first choice’ manager to replace Warnock, having left Sheffield Wednesday this summer following a successful promotion-winning campaign at Sheffield Wednesday last season.
Huddersfield’s Chief Executive, Jake Edwards jointly led the recruitment process alongside Sporting Director, Mark Cartwright.
Explaining the decision behind Moore’s appointment, Edwards felt “proud” to have landed a manager who can “help us achieve our short-term objective of stability and longer-term vision of growth and development.”
Edwards went on to speak of Moore’s experience and success at the top two tiers of English football with four promotions from the Championship, as he added: “Darren has a track record of success as a player at this level, but more importantly as a manager.
“He has gone into clubs and revolutionised cultures into winning ones on the back of real challenges like relegation.
“He turned things around at West Bromwich Albion and Doncaster Rovers to make them into promotion contenders and steered Sheffield Wednesday back into the Sky Bet Championship last season.”
Huddersfield currently lie 16th in the Championship and Edwards iterated that Moore’s arrival will enable the club “to build on the platform that has been created here throughout pre-season and the opening two months in the Sky Bet Championship, which is clearly of the utmost importance.”
Offering fans reassurance that Moore is the ideal manager to lead the Terriers back into the top-flight, Edwards continued: “We’ve studied how Darren’s teams perform and spoken to him at length about how he wants his side to play, and he’s a good fit for our current squad.
“Everyone who has come across Darren can speak to his character in terms of how engaging he is, his ability to motivate players and create a winning culture, and his strength of character and resolve.
“He’s a very collaborative worker and I’m sure his appointment, and that of his team, will be a great fit with the talented staff we already have here.
“Having spent considerable time with him discussing this opportunity, I know how strongly he wants to return to managing in the Premier League, and he believes we can achieve that here together.”
Moore will make his first public appearance as Huddersfield manager at a press conference tomorrow (22 September), before he takes training for the first time on Saturday ahead of their trip to Coventry on Monday 25 September live on Sky Sports in the UK.