Danny Cowley recorded his biggest win of the season as Huddersfield Town's manager on Saturday. A result which shows a gradual turnaround since his arrival, along with his brother Nick.
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It seems a long time ago since the ex - P.E teacher was in the Essex Senior Football League as an Assistant Manager at Concord Rangers, in fact, it was 2008 when he took the joint-manager role there. After three promotions with the club, he then moved to Braintree Town in 2015, where he and his brother Nicky (always present as his assistant manager), led the club to their highest ever league finish, qualifying for the National League playoffs.
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A three year stint at Lincoln City was the next stop, winning promotion back into the Football League in the same season and becaming the first non-league club to ever reach the F.A Cup Quarter Finals. After beating Ipswich, Brighton and Burnley before the cup loss to Arsenal, they then found time to win the EFL Trophy at Wembley before finally, winning another promotion to League One.
Unsurprisingly, a number of bigger clubs showed their interest in the duo before an imaginable tough decision was made, when they left a club and city where they was worshiped, to join a more than disjointed Huddersfield Town.
The previously Premier League relegated club started life back in the Championship with poor results, lack-lusted players and broken foundations, proving a huge challenge for anyone to take over. As the weeks have passed, there are now signs that Danny and Nicky are influencing the team more and more, with Saturday's 4-0 win against Charlton Athletic showing that they are still heading in the right direction.
Two things to take from this;
1. Do well at your job and you will be offered better jobs.
2. Managers from non-league football can manage at higher levels and reach F.A Cup Quarter Finals.