Robins leaves Huddersfield post

Mark Robins has become the first managerial casualty of the English season, leaving Huddersfield Town by mutual consent after just one game.

The 44-year-old watched his side lose 4-0 at home to Bournemouth on the opening day of the Championship campaign, and his 18-month stint in charge has now been brought to an end.

Huddersfield have claimed only six league wins in 2014 and Saturday's defeat drew boos from sections of the club's supporters.

Robins himself described the performance against Bournemouth as an "absolute disgrace", revealing he felt "let down" by his players.

Although he vowed to fight on, a statement from Huddersfield on Sunday confirmed his exit.

It read: "Following yesterday's first day defeat, Mark met with the board of directors. At the conclusion of the meeting, Mark and the directors all agreed it would be in the interests of all parties to part company.

"Accordingly, Mark's contract has ended amicably and by mutual consent."

Club chairman Dean Hoyle thanked Robins for his efforts, adding: "Mark has put his all into the job and has made a big contribution to the club.

"He arrived at the club at a difficult time [in February 2013] and immediately impacted to keep us in the Championship.

"Mark's approach to this has been refreshing. He has always put the club before himself and worked tirelessly on the training ground to change our way of playing and we have seen that come to fruition. 

"Mark will be someone that I personally, and we as a club, will always remain in contact with."

Robins' assistant Steve Thompson will assume temporary charge of the team along with Steve Eyre until a replacement can be found.


SHARES
2 comments

Comments

Ukraine claims its artillery Coach Outletdestroyed much of a military convoy that crossed from Russia into Ukraine this week -- an incursion that two British newspapers say they witnessed.Coach Outlet OnlineIf true, Ukraine's account and the British reports appear to give credence to what Kiev has long alleged -- that Russia has been sending troops and arms into easternUkraine,Coach Factory Outlet where pro-Russian rebels have battled the Ukrainian military for months.Coach Outlet OnlineA diplomatic row was brewing Friday over the reports, with the United Kingdom's foreign office summoning Russia's ambassador in London to explain the incident.Coach Outlet Store OnlineRussia's foreign ministry has denied any such incursion,Coach Outlet Store Online and its foreign minister will meet in Berlin with his counterparts from Ukraine, Germany and France on Sunday,Coach Factory Outlet state-run news agency RIA-Novosti reported. The meeting's agenda wasn't immediately released.Meanwhile,Coach Factory Outlet a separate Russian convoy -- more than 200 trucks that Moscow says contain relief goods for civilians in war-torn eastern Ukraine -- remained parked on the Russian side of the border, Coach Outletwaiting for Ukrainian and other inspectors to decide whether to approve the aid's entry.Coach Handbags OutletThat Ukraine so far has blocked the aid reflects Kiev's concerns -- held even beforeThursday's reported military incursion -- that Russia might try to smuggle more military supplies.Ukraine:Coach Outlet Majority of vehicles destroyedThose concerns took on a new light when British media outlets The Guardian and The Telegraph reported that armored personnel carriers, Coach Outletalong with other vehicles with Russian military plates, crossed the border near Donetsk, Chanel Outlet OnlineUkraine, on Thursday night.The Guardian reported that it witnessed 23 armored personnel carriers,Louis Vuitton in addition to other vehicles with Russian military plates, cross into Ukraine through a gap in a barbed wire fence. "Louis Vuitton OutletArmed men were visible in the gloom by the border fence as the column moved into Ukraine,"Gucci Belts the Guardian report reads.This is the first time foreign media recorded such an incursion,Gucci Belt though it illustrates what Kiev has said has been happening for months -- that Russia has been sendingLouis Vuitton Outlet troops and equipment to help the rebels -- Ukrainian military Col.Coach Outlet Online Andriy Lysenko told reporters.Ukrainian President Petro PoroshenkoOakley Sunglasses
told British Prime Minister David Cameron thatUkrainian forces destroyed "the majority" of the Russian vehicles, Poroshenko's office said.Poroshenko "Coach Factory Outletexpressed concern over the situation on the border, particularly over the fact that the inflow of Russian Oakley Sunglasses Outletarms and military machines in Ukraine through the open part of the border continued,"Coach Outlet Online his office said.Lysenko said he didn't know exactly how many vehicles crossed the border,Coach Outlet or how many Ukraine's artillery managed to destroy.Louis Vuitton OutletPurported humanitarian convoy still in RussiaBack in southern Russia, Coach Outlet Store Onlineacross the border fromUkraine's Luhansk region,Coach Outlet Store 59 Ukrainian border guards and customs officers were inspecting the scores of trucks thatCheap Oakley Sunglasses Moscow says contain aid for civilians affected by fighting,Coach Outlet Store Online the Ukrainian military said.Despite Ukraine's suspicions, Lysenko said that the aid is needed and that Ukraine would allow Oakley Sunglasses Outletthe Red Cross to distribute it if Ukraine and the aid group find the material suitable.Coach Factory OnlineMonths of fighting has killed hundreds of people and,Coach Outlet aid groups say, left thousands in eastern Ukraine without access to water,Louis Vuitton Outlet Online electricity and proper medical aid.Coach Factory OutletThe Red Cross is trying to establish whatOakley Sunglasses exactly is in the trucks, Andre Loersch,Coach Factory Outlet a Red Cross spokesman in Kiev, said.The Red Cross "will temporarily deploy additional personnelOakley Sunglasses Outlet to Ukraine and Russia for the purpose of this operation and is already in the process of identifying its staff ready for deployment,"Coach OutletLoersch said. "Chanel Outlet OnlineA four-member team is already present today in the vicinity of the convoy,Louis Vuitton Outlet and more staff are on their way."Moscow says the trucks contain grain,Louis Vuitton Handbags sugar, baby food, medical supplies and sleeping bags.Ukraine, Gucci Beltmeanwhile, says it is distributing its own aid through the Red Cross.Gucci BeltsThe Kiev-recognized governor of Luhansk, Irina Verigina,Louis Vuitton Outlet Online said this week that she doesn't want aid from Russia."Oakley Sunglasses OutletThey send us tanks and Grads (rocket-launching vehicles) overnight and offer to send humanitarian aid by day,"Oakley Sunglasses
Oakley Sunglasses she said.