DANNY Cowley insists taking over as manager of Huddersfield Town was an exciting opportunity he could not turn down.

The former Concord Rangers chief and FitzWimarc School teacher has left League One side Lincoln City to take charge of the Championship strugglers, who were relegated from the Premier League last season.

Cowley will work in tandem with his brother Nicky, who has been appointed as his assistant, and the 40-year-old is eager to bring success back to the John Smith’s Stadium.

“I expect it has been a really difficult period for the football club but that actually excites me,” said Cowley.

“We like a challenge. We always felt the next move would have to be the perfect opportunity and we see this as the perfect opportunity.

“We feel we can add value here.

“The opportunity to be managers as opposed to head coach was important to us because that’s how we’ve always worked.

“I want to wake up in the morning with that feeling, that buzz.

“I look at the job in front of us and I can’t wait to get started.”

Huddersfield have won just one game since November 25 last year and have collected only one point in six Championship matches this season.

They were also knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Cowley’s Lincoln.

Cowley began his managerial career with Concord and then worked at Braintree Town before guiding Lincoln from the National League to League One, as well as on a memorable FA Cup run to the quarter-finals.

And Cowley sees the move to the John Smith’s Stadium as a logical next step.

Cowley added: “We want to be challenged.

“I want to live life.

“The safer option would have been to stay at Lincoln, a club we loved and felt a connection with.

“It would have been a lot easier to stay but we are not interested in easy decisions.

“We want to test ourselves.

“I didn’t want to die wondering.”