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Thompson - new challenge
Thompson - new challenge
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Former Blackpool assistant manager Steve Thompson is back in football - with Huddersfield Town

Thompson, a hugely respected coach, has been named number two to Mark Robins at the Championship club.

Thompson is part of what Robins has described as a ‘fresh beginning.’

He had been at Blackpool since 2005 until he was sacked along with manager Paul Ince back in January.

Prior to that Thompson had been an influential figure at Bloomfield Road in their rise to the Premier League.

He had a spell as head of youth development, starting in 2005 before being promoted to first team coach under the Simon Grayson regime.

Thompson aided Grayson in achieving promotion to the Championship with Blackpool, for the first time in 29 years.

After Grayson left the club, Thompson remained assistant manager when Ian Holloway was appointed boss in 2009.

He was part of the backroom team that earned promotion to the Premier League.

Thompson had two spells as caretaker manager and continued to work as number two in the Michael Appleton and Ince regime.

Thompson is now back in the gasme after a revamp in the Huddersfield coaching structure devised by manager Robins.

The Terriers’ boss said: “I am delighted our new coaching team is taking shape well in advance of pre-season.

“As a group we have plenty of time to develop our working relationships and build rapport.

“I am really excited by what each individual will bring to the players and the coaching and support set-up. It is a fresh beginning.”