Huddersfield Town have confirmed that they have appointed Mark Fotheringham as the club’s new head coach on a three-year contract.
The Terriers opted to make a change in the dugout earlier this month when Danny Schofield suffered the seventh defeat in his nine-game reign.
Schofield had been promoted from Carlos Corberan‘s backroom staff after the Spaniard surprisingly departed the club in July, but the Championship side have now opted to bring in a fresh face.
Fotheringham has been provided with his first opportunity as the main man in the dugout having made a positive impression in Germany.
The Scot has been assistant coach at FC Ingolstadt and Hertha Berlin, the latter currently occupying 13th position in the Bundesliga.
📝 We’re delighted to welcome Mark Fotheringham to the Club as our new Head Coach!#htafc | #TerrierSpirit
— Huddersfield Town (@htafc) September 28, 2022
However, he is now tasked with trying to move Huddersfield out of the Championship relegation zone with just seven points coming from nine matches.
Speaking on the appointment, head of football Leigh Bromby said: “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 38-year-old, who started his playing career at Celtic and spent time at 13 different clubs, will take charge of his first game when Huddersfield face Reading on Saturday afternoon.