“My number one priority is to give every support I can to Jan Siewert in order to make us as good as we can be on the pitch."
New Huddersfield Town chairman Phil Hodgkinson says the club is 'in my blood'.
The CEO and founder of the PURE Business Group is taking over from Dean Hoyle after Sunday’s game against Manchester United after agreeing a sale of the Terriers.
Completion of the sale, which will see Hoyle retain a minority stake, will see Hodgkinson take 75% controlling ownership. It will be subject to approval from the relevant football authorities.
Formal completion of the sale of the Club is expected to be confirmed over the closed season.
Hodgkinson said: “I will be delighted and proud to be able to take the position as the new Chairman of Huddersfield Town. As a lifelong Town supporter, it will be a special day for me and my family.
“Huddersfield Town is in my blood and has always been one of my greatest passions. I’m so excited to have the opportunity to take this Club forward.
“My number one priority is to give every support I can to Jan Siewert in order to make us as good as we can be on the pitch. Our aim is to get back to winning football matches and to put smiles back on the faces of our supporters after a tough season.
“The Club has got a very busy summer ahead of it, for sure, but I will be a hands-on owner and fully focused on trying to ensure we get the best start possible to next season.”
Hoyle added: “My heart doesn’t want me to sell the club and I believe the Manchester United game will probably be the most emotional day of my life. However, my head is telling me that, after 10 years of total dedication and my recent ill health, I need to do what is right for myself, my family and Huddersfield Town and that is pass the reins to a new Chairman who can take our Club to a new chapter in its history."