Clark tipped to manage Terriers

City assistant boss Lee Clark was today reported to be favourite to take over as the new manager of Huddersfield Town. A national newspaper claimed that Glenn Roeder's number two had a second interview with the League One club last week and was set to succeed Stan Ternent as the Terriers' boss.

City assistant boss Lee Clark was today reported to be favourite to take over as the new manager of Huddersfield Town.

A national newspaper claimed that the former Newcastle, Sunderland and Fulham midfielder, who has been at Carrow Road a year as Glenn Roeder's number two, had a second interview with the League One club last week and was set to succeed Stan Ternent as the Terriers' boss.

Clark, 36, was linked last month with the Carlisle United job after the sacking of John Ward at Brunton Park, but Greg Abbott was given the post on a caretaker basis.

At the time, Roeder said Clark was definitely a manager in the making, but was still learning the job.


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Said Roeder: “He will be a manager in the future - make no mistake about it. But he's a young coach at the moment, a very young coach who is talented and one day will be a manager.

“I've had some good assistants when I've managed before and he would be right up there with the best. If I was really pressed, I would probably say he's the best I've had because he suits me as a person and I think I suit him as well because I allow him, under my umbrella, to learn to be a manager.

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“He's just about to complete his Pro licence in the new year, so he'll be fully qualified and working towards one day going on to be a manager - and I think he has the potential to be a very good manager.

“Ultimately his ambition is to manage Newcastle - and it should be, as a Geordie - and I think he will have a great chance of realising that ambition. But that's a long way off at the moment.”

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