Five of the best for Terriers' new coach.
By MEL BOOTH @EXAMINERHTAFC TOWN have started interviewing to appoint a new head coach.
Chairman Phil Hodgkinson and head of football operations David Webb have pinpointed candidates after applications from home and abroad.
An appointment will not be made until after the Championship clash with Luton, so Mark Hudson will remain in caretaker charge for the Kenilworth Road clash.
Hudson is one of the contenders, and bookmakers suggest he is among a handful of front-runners.
So who could the new head coach build his team around? Here are five players who should be shoo-ins for Town during this 2019-20 Championship season: | |KAMIL GRABARA The loan keeper from Liverpool looks an outstanding prospect.
That's probably why Jurgen Klopp insisted the 20-year-old Pole signed a new contract at Anfield before starting his loan with Town.
Grabara has impressed in every game so far and, providing he stays fit, there is no reason for the new boss to look anywhere else.
|CHRISTOPHER SCHINDLER The German central defender is still a reliable rock for the defence, as well as skipper of the club.
Now 29, the promotion-winning hero has bags of experience and consistency of performance to go with it. Whether partnering Tommy Elphick or Terence Kongolo, there is every reason to expect the new head coach will add to Schindler's 130 appearances so far as a Terrier.
|TREVOH CHALOBAH The 20-year-old midfielder from Chelsea looks the part already.
Strong in possession and with an eye for a pass, the man who spent last season on loan with Ipswich in the Championship has put his stamp on one of the two holding midfield positions in the 4-2-3-1 formation.
He has confidence to inspire those around him and is a goal threat too.
|ALEX PRITCHARD With Town playing a formation in which the No.10 is so important, expect Pritchard to be a regular on the teamsheet under the new boss.
He has the skill and ingenuity to link well between midfield and the front line and now has plenty of experience under his belt as well. | |KARLAN GRANT A striker of real promise and one who is already delivering the goods with three goals to his name in the Championship this season.
It's essential Town find a way to provide Grant with more chances because, as Mark Hudson concedes, we know he will score goals given the opportunity.
He needs the freedom to keep opposition defences on their guard rather than having to track back in frustration, looking for the ball.