Lee Clark stunned by Huddersfield sacking

Lee Clark has been sacked by Huddersfield Town.

Lee Clark has been sacked by Huddersfield Town.

The Terriers opted to part company with former Newcastle United midfielder Clark in the wake of Tuesday's 1-0 home defeat by promotion rivals Sheffield United.

The loss was Huddersfield's third consecutive league game without success but they are only four points behind the second-placed Blades in the table.

In a statement by Clark, released on the League Managers' Association website, he said: "I am very perplexed as to why I was dismissed as the manager of Huddersfield Town.

"Needless to say I am extremely disappointed and shocked considering that, with just 16 games left, we are in a such great position to compete for automatic promotion.

"We built on last season's momentum following the play-off final by creating history in the Football League record books for consecutive unbeaten games. This was an immense achievement by everybody connected with the club.

"I am massively proud of my record with Huddersfield and I enjoyed a fantastic relationship with the players, coaching staff, supporters and indeed everybody at the club. I now wish them all the very best for the future and hope they will ultimately achieve promotion this season."

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