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Danny Cowley has agreed to take over at manager-less Huddersfield after shining at Lincoln

Danny Cowley confirmed as manager of Huddersfield Town alongside his brother Nicky as assistant after REJECTING Sheffield Wednesday

  • Danny Cowley has taken over as boss at Huddersfield Town from Lincoln City
  • Danny moves to Championship outfit Huddersfield alongside brother Nicky 
  • The pair enjoyed plenty of success since taking over at Lincoln back in 2016
  • The brothers guided Lincoln from the National League to League One 
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Huddersfield Town have confirmed Danny Cowley as their new manager nearly a week after he initially turned the Championship club down.

Cowley joins the Terriers on a three-year contract after accepting a fourth offer from the club on Sunday night.

Sportsmail revealed last Tuesday that Cowley had turned down an offer of £1.5million a year after Huddersfield had agreed a £1m compensation package with Lincoln City.

Danny Cowley has become the new manager at Huddersfield Town after shining at Lincoln City

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Danny Cowley has become the new manager at Huddersfield Town after shining at Lincoln City

The 40-year-old was originally offered the job as head coach rather than manager. But Cowley wanted assurances over his role and his brother, Nicky, being appointed assistant manager.

It is also understood that Cowley was offered the Sheffield Wednesday job last Wednesday but rejected it due to reservations over how much control he would have in the recruitment of players.

Cowley broke the news of his departure to the players and staff at Lincoln on Monday morning. He told Sportsmail that he felt it was ‘very important to leave on a positive note’ but that he couldn’t turn down Huddersfield and ‘die wondering what might have been’. 

Lincoln’s search for a new manager now begins with Newport County’s Michael Flynn believed to be the Imps’ first choice.

Danny and Nicky have had plenty of success at Lincoln, notably winning League Two last term

Danny and Nicky have had plenty of success at Lincoln, notably winning League Two last term

Danny and Nicky have had plenty of success at Lincoln, notably winning League Two last term

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Cowley departs Lincoln after three very successful years.

In the season he took over, Lincoln won the National League and became the first non-League club to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for 103 years.

In the 2017-18 season, their first back in the Football League for six years, the Imps won the Checkatrade Trophy – now Leasing.com Trophy – and finished in the League Two play-offs.

Promotion to League One came last season when they won League Two.

Lincoln are fifth in League One after four wins in seven games.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn is believed to be the Imps' first choice
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Newport County manager Michael Flynn is believed to be the Imps' first choice

Newport County manager Michael Flynn is believed to be the Imps’ first choice