Former West Brom and Sheffield Wednesday boss sacked after four months

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Another managerial change in the Championship - as Huddersfield Town move on to their third manager of the season.

West Brom's Championship rivals Huddersfield Town have parted ways with manager Darren Moore

Former Baggies boss Moore was appointed as Neil Warnock’s successor in September but his time at the John Smith’s Stadium has not gone to plan. He signed a deal in which the contract length was undisclosed and so it is unsure what kind of payout Moore might receive, if any. 

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Moore's sacking comes less than 24 hours after his side's 1-1 draw with QPR. Jack Rudoni had given Huddersfield the lea but Kenneth Paal netted a 95th minute equaliser. Huddersfield at the time of Moore's departure are fourth from bottom and are three points above safety.

Explaining the decision, owner and chairman Kevin Nagle said: “We have to make this decision to give us the best chance of maintaining our Sky Bet Championship status come the end of the season.

“Darren is a fantastic man, and he has worked tirelessly since taking the job back in September. I know I speak for everyone at the club in wishing him the very best for the future.

“We appointed Darren on the strength of his credentials as a manager, but it is now clear that this has not worked as we envisaged and hoped. 

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"There have absolutely been mitigating circumstances, such as the high number of injuries that Darren has had to cope with, but we have still not seen enough on the pitch in terms of results or the direction of travel in playing style and performances.

“I believe that our current squad is capable of more, particularly on the back of the work we have carried out in this transfer window, and we’re quickly moving to identify the right person to lead them through a crucial period of the season. We hope to make that managerial appointment soon.”

Huddersfield was just the fourth managerial gig of Moore's career. He took the reins of West Brom in April 2018 but was dismissed in March 2019 just before the play-offs. He bounced back and took over Doncaster Rovers where he spent just under two years before being head hunted by Sheffield Wednesday.

Moore won promotion to League One with the Owls last summer but departed Hillsborough over disagreements with the regime. At Huddersfield, he managed 23 games and had a win percentage of just 13.04% with three wins, 11 draws and nine losses.

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Under his stewardship, Huddersfield have won just three of their last 20 matches and have not won their last six games. The Yorkshire club had made four January signings; Alex Matos, Bojan Radulovic, Radinio Balker and Rhys Healey but now the quarter must impress a different manager.

West Brom play Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday, March 9, with Carlos Corberan returning to his former club.

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