Football: Huddersfield appoint Powell

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Huddersfield have confirmed former Charlton boss Chris Powell as their new manager.
Powell, 44, has signed a deal to succeed Mark Robins, who left the club by mutual consent after just one game of the season on August 10.
Powell was dismissed from his post at The Valley in March after a poor run form left Charlton bottom of the Sky Bet Championship.
And he has now been charged with leading Huddersfield in the same division, with the Terriers fourth from bottom of the league with just a single victory from their opening five matches.
Sky sources learned that the former England international defender was set for talks and Powell arrived in West Yorkshire early on Wednesday afternoon.
After a meeting with the club’s hierarchy that lasted around two hours, Huddersfield announced the news via their Twitter account and Powell will takeover from caretaker boss Mark Lillis, who is expected to return to his post as head of the club’s academy.
Powell retired from professional football in 2010 when he took over temporary charge of Leicester, and then began a three-year spell in charge of Charlton, then in League One, the following year.
Powell, now the only black manager in the Football League, led the Addicks to promotion in 2012 and they finished their first season in the Championship strongly, in ninth.
But they toyed with relegation for the majority of last season and, after Powell was dismissed, managed to avoid the drop by six points under Jose Riga.

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