New League One bosses assessed as Michael Duff aims to spearhead Huddersfield Town revival

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Huddersfield Town head into their League One campaign under new management following Michael Duff’s appointment as head coach.

The former Cheltenham Town, Barnsley and Swansea City boss was appointed by the Terriers last month, with the 46-year-old penning a three-year deal to take the reins at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Duff replaced Andre Breitenreiter in the dugout, with the German opting not to remain with the club following their relegation from the Championship.

Read more: How Huddersfield Town fared the last time they competed in League One

The Terriers are not the only club to be heading into the upcoming campaign with a new leader at the helm, with a number of changes in the dugouts across League One over the past couple of months.

We’ve taken a look at the other sides in the division that have also recently made managerial appointments and will head into the season under new bosses.

Barnsley – Darrell Clarke

Clarke has joined the Tykes from Cheltenham Town, who were relegated from League One last term.

The 46-year-old was brought in by the Robins in September, with the club having failed to register a victory or score a goal in their opening ten league matches of the campaign. Cheltenham went on to register 42 points from 36 matches under Clarke, but couldn’t haul themselves out of the bottom four.

The new Tykes’ boss has also managed Salisbury City, Bristol Rovers, Walsall and Port Vale previously, with five promotions under his belt during his managerial career to date.

Clarke joins a side who finished sixth in League One last term, but suffered a 5-4 aggregate defeat to Bolton Wanderers in the play-off semi-finals. He replaces Neill Collins, who was sacked ahead of the final match of the regular league season.

Burton Albion – Mark Robinson

The Brewers confirmed the appointment of Robinson as their head coach on Tuesday, with the former AFC Wimbledon and Chelsea under-21s boss taking the reins at the Pirelli Stadium.

Robinson came through the coaching ranks with the Dons to take charge of the first team in February 2021. He departed the club just over a year later in March 2022, bringing an end to an 18-year spell with the Dons.

The boyhood Chelsea fan went on to be appointed as head coach of their U21s in May 2022, with Robinson guiding the Blues to back-to-back top-four finishes in Premier League 2.

Robinson replaces former Terriers forward Martin Paterson, who departed the Brewers at the end of May following the expiry of his short-term contract. They finished fifth from bottom in League One last term, as they avoided relegation on the final day of the campaign by two points.

Rotherham United – Steve Evans

A superb spell with Stevenage earned Evans a move to relegated outfit Rotherham United in April, where he is embarking on his second spell in charge of the Millers.

The 61-year-old lists Leeds United, Peterborough United and Gillingham among his former clubs managed, with Evans going on to join Stevenage in March 2022, with the club sitting 22nd in League Two at the time.

After steering them to safety, Evans guided Stevenage to promotion before securing a ninth-placed finish in League One last term, with the Scot departing for Rotherham shortly before the end of the campaign.

The Millers finished comfortably bottom of the Championship last season, registering just 27 points from their 46 matches. Evans has since been proactive in putting together his squad for the new campaign, with seven signings already confirmed by the Millers.

Stevenage – Alex Revell

Revell was appointed as Evans’ successor last month, with the 40-year-old taking his second spell in charge at Stevenage.

He inherits a side that exceeded all expectations last term, as they finished just five points adrift of the League One play-offs in the first season following their promotion from League Two.

Former Brighton & Hove Albion, Rotherham United and Cardiff City forward Revell ended his playing career at Stevenage, and went on to be appointed as the club’s manager in February 2020. He was sacked in November 2021, but returned to the club the following January in a youth team coaching role.

The 40-year-old went on to be promoted to the club’s first-team staff under Evans, and took the final two matches of last season following the departure of the former boss to Rotherham, before his appointment was confirmed last month.