By Daniel Wood
Head of academy recruitment Emyr Humphreys will step up into the role at the end of the season.
He will take over from current academy manager Leigh Bromby.
Leigh Bromby himself is being promoted from his academy manager role to head of football operations.
Humphrey spent four years as a performance analyst in the Terriers academy between 2012 and 2016.
He had a two-year stint as a recruitment analyst at Manchester United. He then returned to Town as head of academy recruitment in August 2018.
Emyr Humphrey Statement
He said: “I’m very thankful to the club for this opportunity, as I consider the opportunity to be the next academy manager a real privilege.
“The club and the academy share many qualities that I hold dear; in particular, having a strong work ethic and being brave enough to do things differently.
“I’ve worked very closely with Leigh Bromby for the past 12 months and I’ve helped out with parts of the academy management role as he has coached age groups, so I have a good head start.
“That will only be furthered by the handover period between now and the end of the season.
“With Leigh in his new role as incoming head of football operations, it will only further strengthen the excellent links between the first team and our academy.”
Leigh Bromby Statement
Bromby said: “The chairman has spoken recently about the importance of succession planning for key positions at the football club and appointment of Emyr is a great example.
“Emyr has been at the heart of what we’ve created at the academy level at this club since re-joining us.
“His work on player recruitment has been outstanding, but he’s been involved in many of the strategic decisions we’ve made.
“His passion lies in the development of young footballers and I know he’ll throw himself into his new role. I can impact my experience as the club’s academy manager as Emyr grows into this position and we strive to continually improve.”