TOWN owner Ken Davy today spelled out the type of candidate he’s looking for to spearhead the club’s League I challenge in centenary season.
It’s been a big week for the Galpharm chairman with the departure of manager Andy Ritchie and first-team coach John Dungworth.
But he emphasised today that he and his board will take all the time they need to make sure Town have the right man in charge for 2008-09, when they are looking for promotion to the Championship.
Mr Davy said today: “We’ve had masses of applications already, but we will not be rushed in getting our thoughts together.
“We are not putting pressure on ourselves to bring someone on board in a certain timescale.
“It would be nice to get someone in before the end of the season, as we said when the announcement of Andy Ritchie’s departure was made, but that is not set in stone.”
Mr Davy plans to go ahead with the announcement of season-ticket prices a week tomorrow, 80 years to the day since the club completed the first-ever hat trick of title successes in English football history.
Former Town players Chris Hutchings and Ronnie Jepson are among those who have shown an interest already, along with Chris Beech, while Martin Allen, Iain Dowie, Billy Davies and Steve Cotterill are being talked about among fans.
Mr Davy explained: “We are looking for ability, certainly, but we are also about to enter our centenary season and we want somebody who will bring back the passion and determination to succeed.
“We desperately want the team to do well and be successful in the centenary season – we want to see attractive football and Huddersfield Town challenging right at the top, and hopefully achieving promotion to the Championship.”
He added: “Nothing is guaranteed in sport, of course, but we will be doing our best to appoint someone who can bring back the passion to Huddersfield Town.
“We want dynamism and determination, because we know the fans deserve that in our centenary season.
“We believe we’ve got some exciting plans for the centenary year and we couldn’t contemplate going forward without someone as manager who we felt would bring in these characteristics.”