Huddersfield Town say they won’t be rushed into replacing Mark Robins – and history backs that up.

Forty days elapsed between the departure of Stan Ternent in November 2008 and the arrival of Lee Clark, the first managerial appointment of the Dean Hoyle era.

And it was 21 days before Town unveiled Robins as successor to Simon Grayson in February 2013.

There was an exception 12 months earlier, when only five days passed between Grayson taking over from Clark.

But despite the busy spell coming up, with trips to Chesterfield in the Capital One Cup and Cardiff and Reading in the league over the next eight days, the club insists they will take time to assess all options.

 

Like Robins, Grayson departed after a 4-0 defeat, in his case against Watford at Vicarage Road in January 2013.

Gerry Murphy was the caretaker manager in between Ternent and Clark.

Town suffered a 4-3 home defeat by Port Vale in the first round of the FA Cup.

But Murphy, who was assisted by Graham Mitchell, enjoyed four wins in his five League I games at the helm, including a 2-1 home success over Leeds.

Mark Lillis and Steve Eyre took their reins temporarily before Robins’ arrival.

Town claimed a crucial 1-0 home win over Crystal Palace, their first league success in 13 attempts, in the next game.

There was a 3-0 defeat at Derby and goalless draw at home to Cardiff.

And Lillis and Eyre piloted Town through the fourth round of the FA Cup.

After a 1-1 home draw with Leicester, Town won the replay 2-1.

The fifth-round tie with then-Premier League Wigan, who won 4-1, was Robins’ first match as Town manager.