Former Premier League manager set for return to football to replace Neil Warnock

Former Premier League manager set for return to football to replace Neil Warnock

DARREN MOORE is set to make a stunning return to football management by replacing Neil Warnock at Huddersfield.

Moore, 49, has been out of a job since he left Sheffield Wednesday in June.

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PAMoore will take over from the departing Neil Warnock[/caption]

The move came despite Moore winning promotion to the Championship via the League One play-offs.

But now the former West Brom boss – who managed the Baggies in six Premier League games at the end of the 2017/18 season – is in line to make a return to management.

SunSport’s Alan Nixon has revealed Moore is set to land the Huddersfield managerial job following the departure of Warnock.

Warnock, 74, will take charge of his final match with the Terriers when they face Stoke tonight, and will be followed out of the door by assistant Ronnie Jepson.

Club chief Jake Edwards announced his departure on Monday, saying: “I must start this statement by, on behalf of everyone at the football club, expressing my huge gratitude to Neil and his assistant, Ronnie Jepson, for the incredible job they have done at the club over the last six months.

“Keeping this club in the Sky Bet Championship, given the position the team was in when they arrived in February, was nothing short of amazing, and built upon their already lasting legacies at this club as a management team and, in Ronnie’s case, as a player too.

“They are both, undeniably, Huddersfield Town legends, and have cemented their positions in this club’s history.”

He continued: “All parties were clear that this was not a long-term appointment, but that it gave us important stability on the football side whilst the change of ownership was completed, and the new regime established itself at the club.

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“At this point, we now feel we are ready to make a longer-term managerial appointment. I’ve had detailed discussions with Neil and, alongside Ronnie, Carl Serrant and Ian Bennett, he’s agreed to step aside to allow us to do this.

“Again, I cannot thank Neil and Ronnie enough for everything they have done for this club.”

However, Warnock insisted he was not retiring.

He said: “I always told him I’d do it until they were ready and then if they let me know I’d go, and they have let me know so you can’t say fairer than that.

“I’ve not fallen out with anybody. Jake’s come to me and said they want to move on and management’s the next step.

“I think management is the biggest decision they’ll have to make really.”

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