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Huddersfield Town sack head coach Mark Fotheringham

Huddersfield Town have sacked head coach Mark Fotheringham. 

The news comes after the Terriers’ 2-2 draw with Blackpool, who are one of just two teams below them in the Championship.  

Fotheringham’s reign as Huddersfield boss began in September when he replaced now-Doncaster Rovers head coach Danny Schofield. Schofield had taken the reins from Carlos Corberan, who left the club following their play-off final loss to Nottingham Forest last summer, joining Olympiacos.  

Town suffered a poor start to the season under Schofield and Fotheringham has struggled to get any kind of form going in West Yorkshire, ultimately suffering the same fate as his predecessor.  

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Following last night’s result against the 10 men of Blackpool, Fotheringham told club media: “We’re devastated. A lot of angry words have been said, and rightly so. It was a disgrace of a performance in the second half. 

“We all know that’s unacceptable and we’ve let the club down.” 

Fotheringham and assistant coach Kenny Miller have paid the ultimate price this evening. 

Just one point from safety, Town will hope a new appointment can inspire them to climb the table from an unexpected relegation battle in the context of the heights of last season. Relegation would see the club fall to League One level for the first time since 2012 and just years after a two-year Premier League stint. 

The club have announced Narcis Pelach will be in charge of Saturday’s game against bottom-placed Wigan Athletic, a crucial fixture for the club and one that a win could secure vital momentum for the coming weeks under new management.  

Pelach, alongside Paul Harsley, guided Town to a 1-0 win over Cardiff City at the John Smith’s stadium in September following Schofield’s dismissal. 

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