Huddersfield appoint ‘No1 candidate’ Cowley
Huddersfield Town have announced the appointment of Danny Cowley as their new manager. Cowley, 40, leaves League One side Lincoln City and will be joined by his brother and assistant, Nicky.
Cowley replaces Jan Siewert, who was sacked on Aug 16 after Huddersfield made a poor start to the season and crashed out of the Carabao Cup, beaten by Lincoln.
Huddersfield agreed compensation with Lincoln, with the Cowley brothers set to take charge for the first time in Sunday’s home match against Sheffield Wednesday.
Phil Hodgkinson, the chairman, said: “From the outset, David Webb [head of football operations] and I knew how important this next appointment is for the club. Our research, due diligence and work resulted in a shortlist of four candidates, and Danny Cowley was No1.”
The Cowley brothers led Lincoln to the English Football League in 2017 and won League Two last term. In an open letter to Lincoln fans explaining their decision, the pair said they had a “burning ambition to challenge ourselves at the highest possible level”.
Family ties: Danny Cowley (right) and brother Nicky impressed at Lincoln