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Huddersfield are close to confirming Hertha Berlin assistant Mark Fotheringham as their new manager

Huddersfield are close to confirming Hertha Berlin assistant boss Mark Fotheringham as their new manager… as the Terriers find a replacement for Danny Schofield after their miserable start to the Championship

  • Huddersfield expect to announce Mark Fotheringham as their new head coach
  • Fotheringham, 38, has been working as an assistant manager for Hertha Berlin
  • Huddersfield sacked Danny Schofield earlier this month after a dreadful start
  • The Terriers sit second bottom in the Championship table with only seven points 

Huddersfield Town expect to confirm Hertha Berlin coach Mark Fotheringham as their new manager.

The 38-year old former Celtic, Norwich City and Fulham midfielder has been working as assistant to Hertha boss Felix Magath since March.

But now he is ready to take charge of Championship side Huddersfield, who are set to announce the deal within the next 24 hours. 

Huddersfield expect to confirm Hertha Berlin assistant Mark Fotheringham as their new boss

Huddersfield had also considered a return for David Wagner who is available after leaving Young Boys Bern and Bournemouth interim Gary O’Neil.

Last season’s playoff finallists, who narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League after suffering a 1-0 defeat by Nottingham Forest at Wembley in May, endured a tumultuous start to the new campaign.

Despite axing former head coach Danny Schofield earlier this month, Huddersfield still sit second from bottom in the Championship on  just seven points.

The Terriers sacked Danny Schofield earlier this month after a disastrous start to the season

The Terriers sacked Danny Schofield earlier this month after a disastrous start to the season

Huddersfield sit second bottom in the Championship with just seven points from nine matches

Huddersfield sit second bottom in the Championship with just seven points from nine matches

The Terriers have already recorded over half as many losses as they managed all season last campaign, suffering six defeats in nine appearances.

After beginning his coaching career in Germany, Fotheringham was appointed player-assistant manager of Scottish League Two club Cowdenbeath in 2017.

The 38-year-old then returned to Germany to take up a fresh coaching role with FC Ingolstadt, before joining Hertha Berlin in 2022.

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