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Lee Clark

Posted: Thu 02 Aug 2012

Blues first team manager Lee Clark

Image by: Roy Smiljanic

First-team manager

Lee Clark was appointed as the club's manager on June 26, 2012

Clark carved out an impressive 16-year senior playing career as a midfielder with Newcastle United, Sunderland and Fulham, as well as gaining international honours with England Under-21s.

Having honed his coaching skills at Newcastle and then Norwich City, he made his first steps into management with Huddersfield Town in December 2008. 

The Wallsend-born motivator turned the Terriers into a formidable force, losing just two home league games in his first season in charge, and he guided the Yorkshire outfit into the 2009/10 npower League One play-offs, losing at the semi-final stage to Millwall.

His side went one step further the following season only to fall at the final hurdle to Peterborough United after a third-place league finish.

He gained further managerial plaudits in the 2011/12 season by guiding Huddersfield to a Football League record-breaking 43 game unbeaten run which eclipsed the 42-game mark set by Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest in 1978, before departing the Galpharm Stadium in February.