Terriers Target Toon Connection?

Last updated : 19 August 2019 By Footy Mad - Editor

Huddersfield are on the hunt for a new head coach after Jan Siewert was sacked on Friday night.

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The 36-year-old managed just one win in seven months in West Yorkshire - that being their success over Wolves back in February.

That single victory in 19 games means that he left the John Smith's Stadium with a measly 5.3% win ratio.

Defeat to Fulham on Friday was his final act - Town picking up just one point from their opening three games of the new Sky Bet Championship campaign.

It forced the new senior management in place at the club to move with his sacking announced shortly after the full-time whistle.

The situation means that Town are on the hunt for a new head coach once again, and two of the contenders have Newcastle links...

Chris Hughton
Sky Bet odds: 7/4

Chris Hughton reportedly turned down the opportunity to manage Sheffield Wednesday, which means Huddersfield will really have to sell him a vision and a plan.

Hughton left Brighton in the summer after guiding the Seagulls to Premier League promotion and subsequent safety.

Hughton's first priority would have to be sorting out the current defence and stop the leaks that are giving soft goals away.

Town need short-term impact and you question how much of that Hughton will provide. He will also be one that will require time to build, but the appointment is likely to be one welcomed by the majority of the Terriers faithful.

Sol Campbell
Sky Bet odds: 6/1

Sol Campbell is back on the managerial market following his departure by mutual consent from Macclesfield last week.

The former Newcastlel League, despite taking over when relegation seemed an almost certainty, and went onto post a 26.7% win ratio.

His efforts with Macclesfield have not gone unnoticed, with Tony Cascarino recently telling TalkSport: "To keep them up was pretty much a minor miracle. I’ve lauded Phil Parkinson at Bolton when he got promoted when he was under a [transfer] embargo.

"He went down and he’s still their manager. He’s in a similar situation [to Campbell], imagine coming in here and none of us have been paid and we’re having to do a show.

"Sol had only lost two of his last 10 games. So when I heard the news midweek, and it was apparently by both parties mutual consent, I was stunned with the circumstances that Sol had thrown himself into."

If Huddersfield are looking for an instant impact, they may point towards Campbell's efforts in his short stint with Macclesfield.