Championship: Huddersfield Town appoint Mark Fotheringham as new Head Coach
Huddersfield Town have appointed 38 year old Scotsman Mark Fotheringham as their new Head Coach.
The former Hertha Berlin coach replaces Danny Schofield who was sacked earlier this month following a poor start to the season that sees the Yorkshire side in the relegation zone.
Fotheringham signs on a contract which runs until June 2025 which was finalised on Wednesday morning, but the club confirmed he had already taken training for the first time on Tuesday afternoon ahead of their next game against Reading on Saturday.
Prior to Hertha Berlin he had coaching spells at FC Ingolstadt and Karlsruher SC, adding to two years coaching in Scottish football with Cowdenbeath.
Mark will work with assistants Narcís Pèlach, Paul Harsley, Head of Goalkeeping Paul Clements, and the rest of our existing technical staff at the Millers Oils High Performance Complex.
Huddersfield's Head of Football Leigh Bromby commented:
“We have explored a wide range of options in our search for our next Head Coach, and Mark became our first choice after our very first meeting. His beliefs in coaching and football fit very well with our methods at the Club, and we also believe he can also add to what we do because of who he has worked for and with during his career so far.
“Mark has worked at some top clubs with some of the best coaches around. His most recent spell came last season at a big city side in Hertha Berlin under a manager who has been right at the top of the game for many successful years in Felix Magath. Before that, he worked under Michael Henke at Ingolstadt – a man who has won the Champions League twice as a coach. That adds to his other experience across the UK and Europe that he’s accumulated as a coach and a player since the age of 16.
“He believes in an aggressive, intense, front-foot style of play, just as we do. That was vitally important.
“The ability to lead and motivate our squad and staff was also high on the requirements for this appointment, and they are qualities that Mark exudes naturally. You feel it when you meet him, and that is backed up by the testimony of many big names in football who he’s worked with, both alongside him as a coach and as a player under him.
“I know that Huddersfield Town fans will get right behind Mark, the coaching staff, and the players as we work together to drive us up the Sky Bet Championship table.”