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

Recent Huddersfield Town Articles

Kachunga makes DR Congo Debut

Popular Town forward makes DR Congo debut

Jonathan Hogg: A Pleasant Surprise Return to Squad!

Midfielder returns to towns training squad ahead of the upcoming April fixtures

Serious Injury For Stankovic

Huddersfield Town confirmed earlier today that defender Jon Gorenc Stankovic had sustained a serious knee injury whilst on international duty for Slovenia's Under 21 side.

Premier League Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Premier League oppositions?

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)

Bristol City MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Ward9%
Smith0%
Hudson7%
Schindler0%
Lowe0%
Hogg14%
Mooy7%
Kachunga0%
Brown0%
van La Parra35%
Wells0%
Sub - Billing7%
Sub - Lolley14%
Sub - Quaner7%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
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)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 5 2017 7:45PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 5:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
The Vital Football Members League