Bristol City’s Championship rivals set to appoint former Leeds, Sheff Utd and QPR boss

The Robins are set to come up against one of their old enemies on March 7
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Huddersfield Town are set to appoint veteran boss Neil Warnock as their manager until the end of season, in a bid to secure Championship survival.

The Terriers parted company with Mark Fotheringham last Wednesday, who was the third manager at the helm this season. Carlos Corberan left two weeks before the Championship campaign was about to start, and his successor Danny Schofield was sacked in mid-September.

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Former Bristol City head coach Dean Holden had been thought to be under consideration, but the 43-year-old has only been manager of Charlton Athletic since mid-December. The Addicks, despite the uncertainty of their ownership, after the collapse of Charlie Methven's takeover bid, wanted to extend his contract and he will now remain in South London.

Huddersfield have instead opted for a short-term appointment, and have looked to their former manager to get them out of their current situation. Despite announcing his retirement 10 months ago, the eight-time promotion winner is returning to the dugout, despite wanting to spend more time with his wife Sharon.

Sami Mokbel, a journalist for the Daily Mail, says that Warnock will be named as their new boss soon. He said: "Exc: Neil Warnock set to be named Huddersfield boss on a deal until the end of the season. More on MailSport." According to the report from the Mail, Warnock is jetting in from America, after agreeing a deal until the end of the campaign.

Warnock is 74-years-old, and has managed more than a 1,000 games in the Football League. He managed the club for two years, and guided them to promotion in 1995. He has managed 16 clubs, and his last job was at Middlesbrough before he was sacked.

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He admitted in January on the Football Ramble podcast that a regret of his was not managing Bristol City. “The clubs I would have liked to have managed there are so many really. I love Portsmouth, Ipswich, and Bristol City.

“I do love them three, I’ve always enjoyed managing there. I always think they get behind their teams.”

The Robins travel to Yorkshire to face Huddersfield on Tuesday, March 7. The match was initially scheduled to be on Saturday, January 28, but as a result of their progression in the FA Cup, it was rearranged for a midweek clash.

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