Huddersfield Town have confirmed the appointment of Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley as their new manager.
Cowley arrives at the John Smith's Stadium with brother Nicky as his assistant. A club statement said: "Huddersfield Town are delighted to confirm the appointment of Danny Cowley as the Club’s new Manager.
"Danny will be joined at Huddersfield Town by his brother and Assistant Manager Nicky. The duo was identified by Chairman Phil Hodgkinson and Head of Football Operations David Webb as the Club’s first choice for this appointment after an extensive and detailed search.
"Compensation has been agreed with their previous club Lincoln City and the Cowley brothers will begin their work with the Terriers in preparation for the Sheffield Wednesday game. "
Chairman Phil Hodgkinson also expressed his delight with his new manager, who he said was their number one target from a four-man shortlist.
Cowley began his managerial career at non-league Concord Rangers, who he took to three promotions before joining Braintree Town.
After taking them to a playoff final in his only season in charge, he joined then-National League side Lincoln in the summer of 2016 and instantly led them to promotion into League Two - while leading them to the FA Cup quarter-finals to boot, with wins over Ipswich, Brighton and Burnley along the way.
The following year saw Lincoln win the EFL Trophy, and last year they took the League Two title to claim a second promotion in three years. Lincoln have started well this season, winning four of their seven games so far to go fifth in the table and knocking Town out of the Carabao Cup last month in what would prove to be former head coach Jan Siewert's penultimate game in charge as he was sacked by the club three days later after a 2-1 defeat to Fulham.
Cowley last acknowledged on Tuesday night that Town had agreed compensation with Lincoln, but appeared to have backed away from the offer, saying: "Our club [Lincoln] is in a really good place, so for us to consider moving our families and ourselves from this football club it would have to be the perfect opportunity."