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New approach at Huddersfield Town leads to Chris Powell's departure

4 November 2015

Huddersfield Town chief executive Nigel Clibbens says Chris Powell's departure is the first step of a new direction at the club.

Powell and his assistant manager Alex Dyer leave the Terriers sitting 18th in the Sky Bet Championship after a 2-2 draw with Reading on Tuesday night.

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Chief Executive Nigel Clibbens said in a statement on the club's website: “We have decided to make this change after very careful deliberation.

“It is made with the long term interests of the club in mind. It signals a change of direction by the club and a new approach.

“Chris worked to represent Huddersfield Town to the best of his ability; to develop us, improve us and take us forward. He now leaves us well placed for the future challenges ahead.

“With his skills and qualities as a person, it won’t be too long before Chris finds a new challenge and we wish him success when that comes.

“We would like to thank Chris and Alex and give them our best wishes for the future.”

The club's Academy Manager Mark Lillis has taken over first-team duties on a temporary basis ahead of their Yorkshire derby at the weekend against Leeds United.

He will be assisted by first team coach Steve Eyre and senior professional development coach Frankie Bunn.

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