Huddersfield Town have appointed Michael Duff as head coach as they prepare for life in League One.

Duff has signed a three-year deal at the John Smith’s Stadium and succeeds Andre Breitenreiter, who left by mutual consent following relegation from the Championship.

The 46-year-old’s last role was at Swansea but he was sacked after less than six months in charge of the Welsh club. Before joining the Swans, he guided Barnsley to the play-off final including a 2-1 aggregate victory against Wanderers.

He told the club website: “As soon as discussions started with the club, I wanted to jump at the chance to be head coach of Huddersfield Town.

“Since leaving my last role, I’ve had time to reflect, recharge and focus on what the next challenge I wanted to take on would look like. Whatever was to come had to be right and a good fit, and that is exactly what this feels like.

"I know that our supporters expect a certain level of commitment, desire, high energy and passion from their play and those are the high standards I’ve kept for all of my sides.

“My talks with the Kevin (Nagle), Jake (Edwards) and Mark (Cartwright) have been incredibly positive and I feel like we’ve been on the same page since day one.

"I know the club, the area and the fans from having crossed paths in the past, but now I want to get to know them properly from a place of belonging and above all else, I want our supporters to have pride in their team again.

“This is a special club with a magnificent history and exciting future, so it’s a real honour to have the opportunity to be part of that. I can guarantee that I will give my all for Huddersfield Town - that’s what I’ll be asking of my players too - and together alongside our supporters, we have a pre-season and campaign ahead that we’ll be ready to attack.”

Duff's first managerial role came in Burnley's Academy set-up and the former Northern Irish international also did an impressive job in charge at Cheltenham before heading to Oakwell in 2022.

Chairman Kevin Nagle added: “Preparation for the new season is critical and we are excited to have Michael join us in good time for the campaign ahead.

“We have huge ambitions both on and off the pitch, and every discussion we have held with Michael has given us confidence that he not only shares those same goals, but knows what it means to represent Huddersfield Town.

“I look forward to moving on together in League One with Michael, who has a track record that speaks for itself at this level.”