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Next Huddersfield manager odds – Uwe Rosler favourite to replace Powell

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Terriers dispense with ex-England full back's services after just three league wins in 15 this term, with Rosler favourite to take charge.

Huddersfield Town sacked boss Chris Powell on Wednesday morning, despite recording a 2-2 draw with high-flying Reading the previous night.

Powell won just 15 of his 57 games in charge of the Terriers and his reign lasted 14 months. A win ratio of just over 26 per cent has meant the West Yorkshire outfit have been languishing in the lower echelons of the Championship, and he leaves them in 18th place.

Coral offer the best odds of 6/1 on Huddersfield being relegated, but the club hierarchy are clearly concerned about improving their lot.

With academy boss Mark Lillis placed in caretaker charge (8/1 with BetVictor to get the job permanently) for their game with bitter rivals Leeds United, Bookies.com look at five managerial candidates for the Terriers vacancy.

Aidy Boothroyd

Former Huddersfield player Boothroyd famously revived Watford’s fortunes, steering them into the Premier League a decade ago. Spells with Colchester United, Coventry City and Northampton Town were less successful, but he bounced back by taking charge of England’s Under-20 team. It remains to be seen whether he could be tempting back up north.

Lee Clark 12/1 with a free bet from BetVictor

The Terriers rode the crest of a wave under old boss Clark with successive promotion attempts from League One falling just short. Although Simon Grayson finished the job he started, much of the work was done by ex-Newcastle United, Sunderland and Fulham midfielder Clark. He knows Huddersfield and remains popular with supporters, despite his harsh sacking in February 2012.

Nigel Clough 20/1 with BetVictor

Out of work manager Clough is surely looking for an opportunity like the Terriers to get back into coaching. Sacked by Sheffield United this summer, he has steadily been working his way north after starting out at Burton Albion and then following in his famous father’s sizeable footsteps at Derby County.

Stuart Gray 16/1 with Sky Bet

Another boss axed after last season, ex-Sheffield Wednesday head coach Gray prided himself on a mean defence during his days at Hillsborough. Huddersfield could certainly benefit from having their backline tightened up with just two clean sheet kept this season so far.

Uwe Rosler 4/1 with BetVictor

Recently fired by controversial Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino, coaching the Terriers’ near neighbours wasn’t a barrier to Grayson, so we don’t see why Rosler can’t make a swift return to management across West Yorkshire.

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