By Pete O'Rourke

15th Sep, 2022 | 7:16am

Sources: Steven Schumacher is top contender for Huddersfield Town job

Plymouth Argyle boss Steven Schumacher is in the frame for the vacant manager’s job at Huddersfield Town, sources have told Football Insider.

Huddersfield are searching for a new manager following the sacking of Danny Schofield after just one win from his nine games in charge.

Schumacher, 38, is regarded as one of the best young coaches in the country after impressing at Argyle and is a top contender for the Terriers post.

The former Everton man took over from Ryan Lowe midway through last season as Argyle just missed out on the play-offs, while he has guided them to third spot so far this term.

Schumacher signed a contract until 2025 after he replaced Lowe in the dugout at Home Park in December last year.

The Plymouth job is the young coach’s first as a full-time senior manager.

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He had a brief spell as caretaker boss of Southport in 2017 before a year as first-team coach at Bury in 2018-19.

He then joined Plymouth as assistant manager and was promoted upon Lowe’s departure to Preston North End.

Plymouth have won five of their last six league outings under his stewardship, with the only loss in that time being the 5-1 defeat to Charlton Athletic

Huddersfield meanwhile are second from bottom in the Championship and are winless in their last five.

Schofield was named Terriers boss in July following the surprise departure of Carlos Corberan, who led the team to the team to the play-off final in 2021-22.

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