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    14 June 2023

    Huddersfield Town Manager Neil Warnock Commits to One More Year with Club

    The Perplexing Rise of Huddersfield Town Under Neil Warnock

    Neil Warnock, the seasoned football manager, has signed a one-year deal to remain with Championship club Huddersfield Town for the upcoming 2023-24 season. The now 74-year-old came out of retirement in February to rejoin the Terriers until the end of last season.

    Huddersfield was struggling at that time when he arrived as they were ranked second from bottom in the table. However, under his guidance and leadership, they won seven out of their remaining fifteen games and finished eighteenth on the final table – nine points clear off relegation places.

    “This is now a chance for me to put something back into this club,” said Warnock after signing his new contract.

    “We’re quietly confident – I know what this club is all about and I have to say; the response I got after those last two games is something I’ve never experienced in my whole life.”

     

    Warnock initially retired from football management back in 2022 after leaving Middlesbrough but returned almost thirty years later for his second stint at Huddersfield. During his first stint with them in ’94-’95 season, he led them to promotion from Division Two via play-offs. This time around, he managed to turn their fortunes around quickly by leading them to victory against Birmingham City during his debut game as coach.

    A Winning Management Team

    Warnock is joined by his trusted assistant Ronnie Jepson, who also signed up for another year of service at the club. According to Edwards, Chief Executive at Huddersfield Town:

    “Neil and Ronnie have incredible knowledge and skill as a management team; that was clear in the job they achieved here at the end of last season. They also have an amazing connection with this club and our supporters, which is so valuable.”

    Despite their marked decline from 2021-22 when they reached the Championship play-off final, Warnock immediately turned Huddersfield’s fortunes around on his arrival.

    Henceforth, Huddersfield fans will be eagerly anticipating what next season holds under such experienced leadership.

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