Lee Clark sensationally sacked by Huddersfield Town
Sensational news has broken that Huddersfield Town have ended their manager Lee Clark’s contract amidst some recent bad results.
The team sit 4th and in the play-off zone in League 1 but the points between 2nd and 4th are extremely close. Huddersfield have just also set an unbeaten record of 43 matches. Clark’s sacking came on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United, Huddersfield’s first defeat in 10 games. In fact, further to that, Clark’s record at Huddersfield boasts just 3 defeats in 55 games, not a record that you would expect to see a manager get the boot!
Early reports claim that Clark is seeking a case of unfair dismissal but rather than looking at the past, I wonder how much thought he has given towards the future. Understandably, Clark will feel aggrieved about the sacking and will want some answers, but could he turn a negative into a positive and see this as perhaps a stepping stone to something bigger and better?
One of the handful of promising young British managers, should he move straight to the Premier League with Wolves apparently interested? I think the time might be right. Clark’s record of around 50% suggests his teams are hard to beat and that is the one and only attribute Wolves need at the moment. Plus Clark’s ability to make a good team out of an ordinary squad can’t be denied either.
Elsewhere there are jobs available in the Championship with Leeds United a big club desperately in need of a new manager after a run of poor performances under their current caretaker boss. Whether Clark will choose a Premier League relegation fight, which would no doubt improve his credentials, or take the chance to manage a mid-table Championship side with a faint chance of reaching the play offs remains to be seen.
Either way, Clark’s sacking is a big shock, but it is what he does next that could prove to be a bigger talking point.
What are your thoughts on the sacking of Lee Clark after a seemingly successful career at Huddersfield? Where next for one of England’s top managerial prospects? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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