TOWN ‘LOST FAITH’ IN LEE
LEE CLARK has been accused of losing his bottle by his former boss.
Huddersfield chief Dean Hoyle lifted the lid on his shock axing of the Geordie (above) with the Terriers riding high in League One.
Following the appointment of Simon Grayson – just 19 days on from being shown the door at Elland Road – Hoyle insisted he’d lost faith in Clark’s three-year reign.
After two failed play-off campaigns, the Town chairman says Clark couldn’t handle the pressure of a third if the Terriers missed out on a top two spot in May.
Hoyle said: “I didn’t believe that if it came to a play-off final he could do it. The pressure would maybe have been too much.”
He added: “It was a simple conclusion in the end. I had lost faith in Lee’s ability to get the club into the top two.
“It was a horrible decision but I’d voiced my concerns to Lee and, in the end, I felt I had no option.”