League Managers’ Association chief executive Richard Bevan tipped Mark Robins to make a quick return to football as the former Huddersfield Town manager broke his silence on his departure.

The 44-year-old left in the wake of last Saturday’s 4-0 home defeat by Bournemouth on the opening day of the Championship campaign.

 

Robins said in a statement issued through the LMA: “I am obviously very disappointed to have left Huddersfield Town.

“In the 2012-13 season the club were involved in a monumental relegation battle. Upon accepting the position of manager in February 2013 and with a mammoth effort by the players and by the staff I am proud to have led the team to retain their Championship status.

“In the 2013-14 season the players responded well to a change in playing philosophy whereby we moved from a direct style of play towards a passing and possession-based game.

“We started the season brightly and indeed spent much of the first half of the season in the top half of a highly competitive Football League Championship.

“Throughout the season and in line with the club’s blueprint of developing homegrown players I was pleased to regularly field a number of academy-developed youngsters.

“Unfortunately injuries to key players and a lack of form meant that results and performance levels diminished in the second half of the season.

“We ended the season in a 14-year high league position of 17th whilst we had made overall progress both on and off the field.

“I am proud of my achievements with Huddersfield Town and I would like to take this opportunity to wish (owner-chairman) Dean Hoyle and the football club much success in the future.

“I am now positively looking forward to my next challenge.”

Bevan said: “Mark is an excellent young manager with a proven track record.

“I am sure it will not be long before he is back in football.”