Vital Football

Latest Huddersfield Town News

Lee Clark - On his Departure from Huddersfield

Lee Clark - On his Departure from Huddersfield

Former Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark is aiming for a swift return to Football Club Managment following his dismissal at Huddersfield Town after the 1-0 home defeat to Promotion rivals Sheffield United.

Lee Clark refutes claims from Huddersfield Chairman Dean Hoyle that he was unable to deliver promotion this campaign - and pointed to comments from new manager Simon Grayson to back up these claims.

Clark had the following statement to release:-

'The owner's since gone on record to say he'd lost faith in me getting them back in the top two, but he'd also lost faith in me if it was a play-off final scenario, that we wouldn't win that,'

'Whether I'd be able to handle the pressure?

'I've got to totally disagree with that.'

'What I'd got was a bond between myself and my staff and players that, no matter what was thrown at us, we'd be able to face it head on. I'd always believed the top two was still doable. The results since my departure have proved that.

'Simon Grayson and his staff, his quotes have proved that. They're delighted that they've come to a football club with the players they have and the quality that's there and the infrastructure behind that.

'Ultimately if it ended up in the play-offs I knew that the squad had the capabilities. We'd been there before. We knew what it was all about. We'd experienced it. That would have stood us in good stead. There were no issues as far as I was concerned.'


I can't blame or fault what Lee has to say in all honesty, but we had lost the free flowing football and wins were frustratingly turning into too many draws.

That is what has forced the hand of Dean Hoyle ultimately - I am still shocked to see him go - but it could prove ultimately to be the kick we need to progress this season.

Best of luck to Lee Clark - He certainly did raise the profile of Huddersfield Town during his time here - and he will in my eyes get another job sometime soon in the not too distant future.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Terrier24
Date:Saturday February 25 2012
Time: 12:10PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Brook Not on the Slide

Recent Huddersfield Town Articles

No Punishment For Birmingham Selection

Questioning Huddersfield's selection against Birmingham, Blackburn boss Mowbray's thoughts played a part in prompting an EFL investigation against a 'full strength' breach.

Kyle Dempsey Transferred to Fleetwood

Dempsey makes Cod Army move permanent

Championship Play Off Final Details (2016/17)

Details for the Championship Play Off Final at Wembley Stadium between Huddersfield Town and Reading have now been confirmed.

Referee Selected For Championship Play Off Final

The Football League have now confirmed that referee Neil Swarbrick will take charge of the Championship Play Off Final between Huddersfield Town and Reading.

Archived Vital Huddersfield Articles

Vital Huddersfield articles from

Site Journalists

Terrier24
Editor email
Profile
Elliott Wheat-Bowen
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

PO - Sheffield Wednesday MotM
Suggested By:
Ward13%
Smith5%
Hefele5%
Schindler0%
Lowe5%
Hogg11%
Mooy5%
Kachunga0%
Brown5%
van La Parra0%
Wells5%
Sub - Quaner41%
Sub - Payne0%
Sub - Holmes-Dennis5%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Huddersfield Town Results (view all)

Huddersfield Town Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League