Paul Ogden - BBC Radio Leeds's Huddersfield Town reporter
"Last night's defeat by Sheffield United was the last straw in a deteriorating relationship between Lee Clark and the Huddersfield Town board. When all is said and done Town have lost only three out of their last 55 league matches which, if nothing, just shows how high the standards are at the club. My understanding is that Mark Lillis will remain in charge indefinitely and the club won't be in a huge hurry to start the search for Clark's permanent replacement."
He presided over the longest unbeaten run in the club's history, which saw them go 43 regular season matches without defeat - a Football League record - before
a 2-0 loss to Charlton in November.
Clark added: "We built on last season's momentum following the play-off final by creating history in the Football League record books for consecutive unbeaten games. This was an immense achievement by everybody connected with the club.
"I am massively proud of my record with Huddersfield and I enjoyed a fantastic relationship with the players, coaching staff, supporters and indeed everybody at the club. I now wish them all the very best for the future and hope they will ultimately achieve promotion this season."
BBC Sport understands that Clark was fired in a surprise two-minute phone call from chairman Dean Hoyle, who had not attended the loss to the Blades.
It is believed his case has been passed to the LMA and could lead to a claim for unfair dismissal.
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