Dean Whitehead: Huddersfield Town midfielder to retire to take on coaching role
Huddersfield midfielder Dean Whitehead will retire at the end of the season to take up a coaching role with the club.
Whitehead, 36, helped the Terriers win promotion to the Premier League in 2016-17, but has featured just six times this campaign.
The former Sunderland, Stoke and Middlesbrough player will take charge of the club's under-17 side in January.
He could make the 548th and final league appearance of his career against Arsenal on Sunday.
Boss David Wagner said: "It is so important that we keep top-quality individuals like Dean and Mark Hudson here and I'm so happy that Dean has decided to begin his coaching career at Huddersfield Town.
"Dean is a winner. He demands 100% effort from himself and everyone around him, he commands respect and is top quality in everything he does."