Danny Cowley has been linked to yet another job, this time the vacant role at Huddersfield Town.
With his record at Lincoln City, it’s hardly surprising he keeps getting mentioned as a possible Championship manager. Since joining the Imps in 2016, along with brother Nicky, they have completely changed the fortunes of the club.
They won the National League, EFL Trophy and League Two. They reached the last eight of the FA Cup in 2017, and have run Premier League Everton close in two competitions inside seven months.
The one year they were not promoted, they finished in the top seven in League Two and right now they’re second in the third tier, the highest place the club have occupied since early 1983.
Fans hope that they’ll both stay because their success is not just down to Danny, but equally as much brother Nicky. They’re a team, relentless, hard-working and enthusiastic. They’re a manager combination the like of which has never been seen at Lincoln City, perhaps even the whole Football League.
The rumours keep coming, the speculation continues to spread across the EFL, yet no side have prised them away from Lincoln City.
Here are three reasons why Huddersfield won’t succeed in their pursuit of the management duo.
Kings of the castle
The Cowley brothers are not just managers at Lincoln City, they’re a part of its fabric from the top down.
When the club had a new training ground built, the pair had a say in the design and have quotes plastered across the walls.
They’re treated as heroes in Lincoln, they’ve won civic awards and are regarded as the saviours of the club.
It’ll take a lot to convince them they need to move on.
When they first took the job, the pair were travelling from Essex to Lincoln on a weekly basis. They’ve since moved their wives and children up, as well as their parents.
They’re settled in the area now; their families are too and they won’t plan any upheaval lightly.
If there is a ‘too good to be true’ offer then maybe they’ll consider it, but they’re laying down roots in the Lincoln area.
Over and above all else, Danny Cowley wants to build a legacy. He’s spoken in the past of changing the club’s direction forever, taking them to an aspiring Championship side and leaving them there.
At the moment, they’re one step away from the challenge. The second tier is tantalisingly close, closer perhaps than at almost any time since they last graced it in the early sixties.
With real achievement so close, they’re unlikely to jump ship and take the easy route into the top two divisions.