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Danny Schofield ditched as Huddersfield manager after 69 days in charge

Danny Schofield has been sacked as the manager of Huddersfield after just 69 days in the role.

The Terriers, who sit second bottom of the Championship having lost six of their opening eight games, announced the end of Schofield’s brief reign on Wednesday morning following Tuesday’s 2-1 home defeat to Wigan.

A club statement read: “Danny Schofield has today been relieved of his duties as head coach of Huddersfield Town. Everyone at the club would like to thank Danny for his hard work and dedication and wishes him the very best for the future.

“The decision was made after Tuesday evening’s Championship defeat at home to Wigan Athletic, which took our record during Danny’s time as permanent head coach to one win and one draw in nine competitive matches.”

After the game, Schofield had admitted: “This job comes with a lot of pressure. When you’re not winning games, when you’re losing games, the pressure’s mounting, and I take full responsibility for that.” When asked whether he felt his job was at risk, he added: “I can’t really answer that question, that’s for somebody else to decide.”

Schofield was appointed as Carlos Corberán’s successor on 7 July – after the Spaniard quit following last season’s playoff final defeat to Nottingham Forest – having been part of Corberán’s coaching staff. The 42-year-old made 285 appearances for the Yorkshire club in a decade-long playing spell from 1998.

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Coaches Narcis Pelach and Paul Harsley will take temporary charge for Saturday’s game against Cardiff.

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