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Former Lincoln City skipper Dean Walling reflects on the Cowleys’ departure why he understands their decision to join Huddersfield Town.
I think the Imps need to go for another young, hungry manager to replace Danny Cowley.
It’s certainly an attractive job after what the Cowleys have done over the last few years and there’ll be a lot of interest.
You can’t begrudge the Cowleys this move, although I’m sure some people will.
They’ve completely changed the club, so what was left for them to achieve at Lincoln?
They’ve put the club on a completely different footing. It’s hard to put into words just how well they’ve done.
Every single player strives to play at the highest level possible and I think it’s the same for a manager.
They’re great lads and they’ve been good for the club. It’s tough because everyone wanted them to stay, but I completely understand the reasons why they’ve gone.
I think Huddersfield is a great club. Remember, they were in the Premier League last season. They’ve got the budget to buy players, they’ve got a good infrastructure and it’s a good club.
It’s a great stepping stone for them and it’s one of those chances you can’t pass up.
Everyone knew this time was going to come, it was just down to what they wanted – accept the challenge or stay in their comfort zone at Lincoln?
They’ve accepted the challenge and I’ve got full respect for them doing that.
It doesn’t have to be doom and gloom for the Imps. They’ve got a great squad and some decent compensation money as well.
On the financial front, they’re fine. Everybody will be disappointed to lose the Cowleys, but they have to deal with it. It’s football. The club was probably lucky to keep them for as long as they did.
In the meantime, Jamie McCombe is the right person to stabilise things until a new manager is appointed.
He knows the club inside out so there’ll be some continuity.