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Huddersfield Town to take time over finding replacement for first-team coach Mike Marsh

The 46-year-old is to work with England Under 17s

Mike Marsh on the training ground with Town

David Wagner says Huddersfield Town will take their time to find the right replacement for England-bound first-team coach Mike Marsh.

The 46-year-old will leave the John Smith’s Stadium club at the end of the season for a post with the Football Association which includes coaching the national Under 17 side.

The former Liverpool player and coach arrived at Town alongside Wagner in November.

He has been a key part of Wagner’s managerial team alongside the German’s right-had man Christophe Buehler.

David Wagner speaks about the Hull City match

Marsh also played for West Ham United, Coventry City, Galatasaray, Southend United and a string of non-league clubs and coached within Liverpool’s academy system before stepping up to first-team level at Anfield under Brendan Rodgers.

He left as part of a coaching reshuffle last summer.

“Mike Marsh will leave us at the end of the season,” confirmed Wagner.

“He got a very interesting offer from the FA, a good opportunity.

“Marshy has the chance to work for his country so we have to accept his decision.

“We understand why he wants the job.

“But to be the first-team coach of Huddersfield Town is a good job as well.

“We will seek a British coach, someone who will help us on the pitch like Marshy.

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“He will have to have good contact with the players as well.

“We have time to get the right replacement.”

Wagner, in his first coaching job outside Germany, says Marsh has been a big help.

“I am happy we found him,” he said.

“He helped me come into the English football culture.”

Town, who slipped to 19th in the Championship after their 2-2 home draw with Hull City but are nine points above the relgation zone, have five games remaining this season. starting with Saturday’s trip to 16th-placed Blackburn Rovers.

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