Former Huddersfield Town player Julian Winter is the club’s new chief executive.

The 50-year-old has just resigned the same post at Notts County and will join Town after Easter.

Town have been without a chief executive since Nigel Clibbens left early last month.

Huddersfield-born Winter has also held the job at Watford and Sheffield United.

He came through Town’s junior system and made 108 appearances in a variety of positions.

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He joined Sheffield United in a £50,000 deal in July 1989.

But Winter never kicked a ball in anger for the Blades and knee problems ended his playing career at 27.

He then gained a degree in leisure and recreation management from Sheffield Hallam University.

He worked at Grimsby Town and managed Sheffield Wednesday’s community and trust programme before joining Watford as 2006.

After overseeing the Hornets’ award-winning Community Sports and Education Trust, he became chief executive.

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He has had two spells in the role at Sheffield United and joined Notts County in October.

The Meadow Lane club said in a statement: “A notice period has been agreed with the board.

“Julian will remain in his position whilst a full handover of duties takes place.”

Town chairman Dean Hoyle said: “I’m very happy to welcome Julian to the club as our new chief executive.

“The process in finding and appointing the new chief executive has been excellent and very thorough.

“We interviewed a good number of high-quality candidates.

“There’s no doubt that his knowledge of the club as a former player and Huddersfield-born man will be an asset.

“But his appointment is down to far more than that.

“During the interview process, Julian was the stand-out candidate because of the experience, knowledge and expertise he will bring.

“This is a very exciting time thanks to the energy David Wagner has brought to the pitch together with our season-ticket offer.

“Julian is the right man to lead the club into its next chapter.”

Former Colne Valley High School pupil Winter signed full-time professional forms with Town in September 1983.

Manager Mick Buxton handed him a debut in the 3-0 home Division II (now Championship) defeat by Oxford United on the opening day of the 1984-85 season.

Winter scored the first of his five Town goals to seal a 1-0 win at Brighton and Hove Albion in the third league match of that campaign.

His final Town outing was in the 1-1 home draw against Wigan Athletic on the last day of the 1988-89 Division III (now League I) season.