Huddersfield Town (EVS for relegation) have appointed former Hertha Berlin assistant Mark Fotheringham as their new head coach following the departure of Danny Schofield.

The Terriers were 90 minutes away from a return to the Premier League last season but lost the play-off final to Nottingham Forest.

Carlos Corberan had guided Huddersfield to Wembley last year but the Terriers were rocked in the summer by his departure following an alleged disagreement over the future direction of the club.

Schofield, part of Corberan’s coaching staff, was appointed as his successor but endured a poor start to the season, winning just one of his eight league games in charge.

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Now the Terriers have turned to Fotheringham, who will be embarking on his first ever head coach position following his assistant experiences in Germany as well as his native Scotland.

Besides his time with Hertha Berlin, he has also served as an assistant at Karlsruher and Ingolstadt, while he was also a player-coach with Cowdenbeath in Scotland.

He has penned a contract at Huddersfield until the end of the 2024-25 season and will take charge of his first match away at Reading on Saturday (Reading 23/20, draw 11/5, Huddersfield 23/10 – Match Betting).

Town’s head of football Leigh Bromby said that Fotheringham ticked all the boxes required for the club following an extensive search for a new boss.

“We have explored a wide range of options in our search for our next head coach, and Mark became our first choice after our very first meeting,” Bromby said.

“His beliefs in coaching and football fit very well with our methods at the club, and we also believe he can also add to what we do because of who he has worked for and with during his career so far.”

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