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Danny Cowley agrees to become next Huddersfield manager after three years at Lincoln; Cowley, 40, was reluctant to leave Lincoln but will now attempt to arrest the slide at the John Smith's Stadium.

Byline: David Anderson

Danny Cowley has agreed to become Huddersfield's new permanent boss.

Cowley was initially cool towardsHuddersfield's first approach and was reluctant to walk out on Lincoln after three hugely-successful years with the Imps.

But Huddersfield owner and chairman Phil Hodgkinson maintained his pursuit of Cowley and persuaded him to come to the John Smith's Stadium over the weekend.

Cowley, 40, arrives at Huddersfield with the Terriers in free fall and they are next to bottom of the Championship with just one point from their first six games.

Cowley will take over from caretaker boss Mark Hudson, who has not been able to stop the Terriers' slide down the table, losing all three of his matches.

Hudson succeeded Jan Siewert last month and Hodgkinson sacked the German last month because he managed to win just one of his 19 games in charge.

Huddersfield will see Cowley's appointment as a coup and he has turned down numerous advances to leave Lincoln.

He is one of the most highly-regarded coaches in the lower leagues and guided Lincoln from the National League to fifth in League One since taking over in May 2016.

Hodgkinson has great faith in Cowley and believes he can stabilise the club after a miserable 14 months when they managed to win just three league wins.

Cowley's first game will be at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday, who have just appointed Garry Monk as their new manager.

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Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley

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Danny Cowley had been linked with Sheffield Wednesday

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Huddersfield Town players react

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Publication:Daily Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 9, 2019
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