Huddersfield Town have appointed Michael Duff as manager on a three-year deal following relegation to League One.

The Terriers finished second from bottom in the Championship, six points adrift of safety, and had three permanent managers during the 2023/24 campaign.

Starting with veteran Neil Warnock, current Port Vale boss Darren Moore lasted just four months before German André Breitenreiter had a 13-game spell, winning just twice.

Duff, a former Premier League defender with Burnley, led Cheltenham Town to the League Two title in 2021- winning Manager of the Season.

He spent the 2022/23 campaign in charge of Yorkshire rivals Barnsley, leading the Tykes to the play-off final before losing to Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley Stadium.

Swansea City tempted the Northern Irishman to Wales for the start of last season, sacking the 46-year-old after 21 matches.

Duff told the club media: “As soon as discussions started with the Club, I wanted to jump at the chance to be Head Coach of Huddersfield Town.

“Since leaving my last role, I’ve had time to reflect, recharge and focus on what the next challenge I wanted to take on would look like. Whatever was to come had to be right and be a good fit, and that is exactly what this feels like. I know that our supporters expect a certain level of commitment, desire, high energy and passion from their play, and those are the high standards I’ve kept for all of my sides.

“My talks with the Chairman Kevin, CEO Jake and Sporting Director Mark have been incredibly positive, and I feel like we’ve been on the same page since day one. I know the Club, the area and the fans from having crossed paths in the past, but now I want to get to know them properly from a place of belonging - and above all else, I want our supporters to have pride in their team again.

“This is a special Club with a magnificent history and exciting future, so it’s a real honour to have the opportunity to be part of that. I can guarantee that I will give my all for Huddersfield Town - that’s what I’ll be asking of my players too - and together alongside our supporters we have a pre-season and campaign ahead that we’ll be ready to attack.”

Alex Revell's appointment, replacing Steve Evans at Stevenage, means two managerial changes have already taken place ahead of the new League One season.

Barnsley are still on the hunt for a new boss after Neill Collins was sacked last month.