Former Dundalk chief executive Mark Devlin appointed interim CEO at Huddersfield Town

Mon, Jan 13 2020

Devlin was appointed Dundalk CEO in 2019 following a seven-year stint with English Championship side Brentford. Credit: Brentford FC

Former Dundalk chief executive has wasted little time dipping his feet back into the game after being appointed interim CEO of English Championship side Huddersfield Town.

Devlin stepped down from his role with the League of Ireland champions in November after just seven months at the helm to return to the UK.

The Englishman replaced Malachy Brannigan, who was appointed chief executive following the takeover of the club by the Peak6 investment firm in 2018.

Brannigan was appointed managing director of Scottish Championship side Dundee United in January and his successor has fallen similarly on his feet with the former Premier League outfit.

"I am delighted to be joining Huddersfield Town at a such an exciting time in their history,” Devlin told the club’s official website.

“The chance to work at a Club of this size and potential is a great opportunity. I look forward to working with the chairman, leadership group and all of the staff as we look to drive the club forward."

Devlin’s time at the club saw great success on the field as the Lilywhites, under new head coach Vinny Perth, won the league and EA Sports Cup double and reached the FAI Cup final.

Devlin replaces outgoing CEO Julian Winter at the John Smith’s Stadium after he announced his planned departure from the club in September.

Huddersfield chairman Phil Hodgkinson added: “We’re very happy that we can welcome Mark to Huddersfield Town on Monday.

“Mark’s track record in football speaks for itself. He’s an experienced leader who has excelled wherever he has worked, but his time at Brentford really stands out.

“He’ll add a real know-how to our leadership group, and I believe he will be an asset to the Club. I’m looking forward to working closely with him.”