Lee Clark has revealed he was stunned when he was sacked over the phone, in a conversation lasting just two minutes with Huddersfield Town owner Dean Hoyle, hours after Tuesday’s defeat by promotion rivals Sheffield United.
Amazingly it was Huddersfield’s third loss in 55 games, which included a record-breaking 43 match unbeaten run.
Lee Clark reflected on the decision:
“I am very perplexed as to why I was dismissed as the manager of Huddersfield Town,”
“Needless to say, I am extremely disappointed and shocked considering that, with just 16 games left, we are in a such great position to compete for automatic promotion.
“We built on last season’s momentum following the play-off final by creating history in the Football League record books for consecutive unbeaten games. This was an immense achievement by everybody connected with the club.”