Mark Robins leaves Huddersfield Town

Mark Robins.
Mark Robins.
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MARK ROBINS has become the first managerial casulaty of the season after leaving Huddersfield Town.

The 44-year-old, appointed in January last year, left the John Smith’s Stadium in the wake of yesterday’s 4-0 opening day defeat to Bournemouth.

Town were awful, Robins describing the performance afterwards as “a disgrace”.

And after a meeting between the board and Robins last night, it was felt the two parties should go their separate ways.

Town chairman Dean Hoyle said: “Mark has put his all into the job over the past 16 months and has made a big contribution to the club.

“He arrived at the club at a difficult time and immediately impacted to keep us in the Championship.

“Mark’s approach to this has been refreshing. He has always put the Club before himself and worked tirelessly on the training ground to change our way of playing and we

have seen that come to fruition.

“Mark will be someone that I personally, and we as a Club, will always remain in contact with.”

Assistant manager Steve Thompson and first team Coach Steve Eyre will take charge of training following Robins’ exit.