Chris Powell is "quietly confident" that Huddersfield Town would have avoided relegation from the Championship under his management.

The former manager, who was sacked after a 2-2 draw against Reading last November , says he has no regrets about anything he did during his tenure, and pointed to his work in revamping the squad as well as the negative impact of player sales.

Powell told Radio Yorkshire: "I came in in the September of 2014, the club was at a low ebb in the bottom three and Mark Robins had moved on for his own personal reasons.

"I managed to get the job but of course I knew the club were desperate to retain their Championship status after two tough years, especially the last year when it had gone down to the last game.

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"I knew what the job entailed and to be honest with you it was a lot of work. The squad needed stream lining. I had to move a lot of players on, people like Jon Stead who scored my first goal, Martin Paterson, Danny Ward, Paul Dixon.

"We needed to win games and get points but had to balance the squad as well and that takes time."

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David Wagner has increased the training regime at PPG Canalside, but Powell says he had no complaints with the work done during his time at the club.

Although Wagner has made few changes to the squad he inherited, Powell revealed that the start of 2015/16 was made difficult due to departures, while he struggled to bring in the right replacements after Ross Wilson left for Southampton.

"I had a really good bunch of players who were receptive to me and I was very pleased with them," said Powell. "Our training regime was good, our stats were good and it was all real stuff I felt I could build on.

"I remember saying to Dean can we push on, but the following year, this season was a lot tougher.

"Pre-season wasn't great, we lost Conor Coady, Alex Smithies and Jacob Butterfield and it was a really tough time. We were looking to bring some players in but we lost Ross Wilson who was a massive communicator for me.

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Jacob Butterfield celebrates scoring for Huddersfield Town - but is he staying at the John Smith's Stadium?

"He went on to Southampton and he was integral in the time I was there.

"In the end you have to listen to Dean, who is the owner and a decent man, and you have to move on. I will always feel it was unfinished business there but I can't complain about the way the players trained and the way they played for me but that's football.

"This year was tougher, but I'm quietly confident we would have been fine in the Championship, as I'm sure they will be this season."

Added Powell: "I look back now and I have no regrets on anything I did. It is a club I am proud to say I have managed but I've moved on. I know in the future I will manage someone else and move on with my career."

Huddersfield Town press conference for new Head Coach, David Wagner. David Wagner (centre) with chief executive, Nigel Clibbens and assistant head coach Christoph Buhler.

However, the former Charlton boss had nothing but praise for the Town fans, who insists were always positive and made him feel welcome in Yorkshire, despite his London roots.

He declared: "I have always felt the Huddersfield fans were very fair regardless of what has been said or printed. It was great the way the support was always positive.

"People aren't happy when you lose games and that's part of football, but they were always terrific to me.

"I made sure I lived up there and immersed myself in the community, knew my way around and it is a very nice part of the world to live in. The fans were always great and they deserve success in the future and I wish them all the best in that respect."