Huddersfield Town want Steven Schumacher as their new boss less than a year since he and Ryan Lowe went their separate ways.

The Terriers have decided to make an early managerial change.

Carlos Corberan decided to leave Huddersfield before the season started, just months after guiding his team to the Championship play-off final.

That left Huddersfield in a sticky situation and they chose to promote development coach and club legend Danny Schofield into the top job.


It sadly hasn’t worked for Schofield though, as he has won just one of his nine games in charge across all competitions, losing seven.

The 42-year-old has now paid the price with Huddersfield taking the decision to sack him on Wednesday.

Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to Wigan Athletic proved to be the end for Schofield and Huddersfield must now find a replacement.

Football Insider now claim that one name in the frame for Huddersfield is Plymouth Argyle boss Steven Schumacher.

It’s amazing how quickly things can change in football.

This time a year ago, Schumacher was serving as the assistant to now-Preston boss Ryan Lowe at Plymouth.

Come December, Lowe was on the move to Preston and Schumacher was faced with a big decision; follow Lowe to Preston as his assistant or become Plymouth boss.

Lowe admitted that Schumacher had ‘chosen to go his way’ and that it was ‘no problem’, pretty much indicating that Schumacher had the chance to join him at Preston.

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Instead, Schumacher took over from Lowe at Plymouth and Mike Marsh came in as Lowe’s assistant instead.

That decision is paying off for Schumacher even though he narrowly missed out on a League One playoff spot last season.

Plymouth now sit third in League One and are flying under Schumacher, winning each of their last four games.

Schumacher is making a real name for himself as a manager in his own right and may now have the chance to manage a Championship club too – just like Lowe.

It would have been great to see the pair continue their work together at Preston but Schumacher backed himself as a manager and it’s paying off.

Preston take on Huddersfield in the Championship next month and then on Boxing Day, meaning Lowe and Schumacher may well come up against each other very soon after so many years together.

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