​Newly promoted Premier League side Huddersfield are facing a legal dispute over their release of goalkeeping coach Nick Colgan. The club let go of the Irishman last week after seven years of working for the club.


Huddersfield's fight to play in England's top flight was a tough one. After a stalemate against Reading in the Championship playoff final in May, the two teams headed into penalties goalless.The Terriers ran out eventual winners after on-loan goalkeeper Danny Ward produced a fine performance - helping his side win 4-3 on penalties.

Nick Colgan of Hibernian

But now the man who could be credited with helping Ward show such remarkable ability has been sacked from the club. The Times report that Colgan was given the news by newly appointed head of football operations David Moss - apparently being told that David Wagner wanted to move in a different direction.


Colgan is supposedly set to report the club he's spent the last seven years working for to the League Managers' Association for 'wrongful dismissal'.

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With Colgan's departure, Huddersfield are believed to want to have two goalkeeping coaches for their Premier League debut, with academy goalkeeping coach Paul Clements possibly taking the step up to the first team as well as an appointment from outside the club.

It isn't all bad news surrounding Huddersfield at the moment though, as French newspaper L'Equipe are reporting that the club are very close to signing Montpellier's 22-year-old striker Steve Mounie for a club record €13m. The Benin striker found the back of the net 14 times in last season's Ligue 1 - impressive for a side finishing 15th in the table.