Huddersfield Town chief executive Nigel Clibbens has left the club.

He joined the board in December 2008, having assisted chairman Dean Hoyle when he bought into Town, while working for accountants Grant Thornton.

Clibbens has overseen the day-to-day running of the club for the past seven years, during which time promotion to the Championship was achieved in 2012.

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Hoyle said: “I would like to place on record my thanks to Nigel for his dedicated work on behalf of the club.

“He has made a massive contribution into transforming Huddersfield Town into the forward-thinking, progressive organisation it is today.

“He played a big role in helping the club progress off the field, as well as on the pitch through promotion back to the second tier.

“He leaves with my best wishes for the future.

“Change is something that you have to be prepared for in football and the club will now begin its search for a new chief executive.

“At a time when David Wagner is overseeing a transformation of life on the pitch at Huddersfield Town, we’ll look to bring someone in to lead a new chapter off it.”

Wakefield-born Clibbens spent 10 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, working in insolvency, before joining Grant Thornton in 1999.

Over the next nine years he specialised in the financial restructuring and reorganisation of businesses, helping to develop and implement strategy and improve their viability.

He has a broad experience working in many industries and sectors of business, including many football clubs.