Huddersfield Town have sacked manager Lee Clark as speculation regarding the Leeds United vacancy increases.

The Terriers sit fourth on the League One table suggesting that Clark's dismissal is more to do with another opportunity rather than the club's form.

Clark, who has been heavily linked with taking over from Simon Grayson at Elland Road, has been in charge at Galpharm Stadium since 2008 and the club admitted it was a difficult decision to let him go.

"This was a very difficult decision; one not taken lightly or in response to one result. Concerns have been raised over recent weeks," chairman Dean Hoyle said on the club's official website.

"Lee and his coaching staff have put their all into the job over the past three seasons and he has made a huge contribution to the Club.

"However with 16 matches to go we still have an opportunity to achieve promotion and we have made this change with this in mind."

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