Former Swansea City, Barnsley and Cheltenham Town boss Michael Duff appointed new manager of Huddersfield Town

Michael Duff at Portman Road
Michael Duff at Portman Road -Credit:Alan Franklin Photography

Michael Duff has been appointed manager of Huddersfield Town on a three-year deal.

The former Cheltenham Town boss replaces Andre Breitenreiter, who left earlier this month after the club's relegation to League One was confirmed.

Duff, 46, was in charge of Swansea City in the Championship until last December, after one season at Barnsley, who he guided to the League One play-off final.

He had previously led Cheltenham to the League Two title in 2020/21, followed by their highest ever finish in 2021/22 before leaving to take over at Oakwell.

On his new challenge in West Yorkshire, Duff said: “Since leaving my last role, I’ve had time to reflect, recharge and focus on what the next challenge I wanted to take on would look like.

"Whatever was to come had to be right and be a good fit, and that is exactly what this feels like."

Duff, who is still based in Cheltenham, becomes Huddersfield's sixth permanent boss since Carlos Corberan left the club in July 2022.