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12 June 2019

Club News


12 June 2019

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Chief Executive Julian Winter on the takeover at Huddersfield Town

- Julian Winter provides the latest on the takeover at Town
- Phil Hodgkinson’s takeover is in the hands of the EFL
- Watch the full interview with Julian Winter below on #HTTV

“We are literally now in the hands of the EFL” said Chief Executive Julian Winter when discussing the takeover at Huddersfield Town.

It was announced prior to the Club’s final home game of the season that Dean Hoyle had agreed the sale of Huddersfield Town to local businessman Phil Hodgkinson.

Town’s Chief Executive provided the supporters with an update on the takeover.

“We are still in the process and hopefully coming to the final hurdle.

“Dean (Hoyle) wanted to get the announcement out, and rightly so because it was great for him and his family to get the acknowledgement they did, but in technical terms we couldn’t and still can’t conclude the takeover until Huddersfield Town became an EFL Club.

“We became an EFL Club formally last Friday (7 June 2019) at the AGM conference in Portugal. We are literally now in the hands of the EFL to finalise the fit and proper test.

“I’d hesitate to put a date on it, because we are in their hands to finalise it now. This week, hopefully, things accelerate.”

With the takeover still being formalised, Julian was keen to emphasise that decisions are still being made at Huddersfield Town.

“Until Phil formerly takes control, then Dean is still in control, so we are still able to get along and make decisions.

“We are keeping Phil informed of things that are going on. He’s engaged in communication terms, but in formal terms Dean still owns it.

“Dean and Phil both understand that we have to get on with some things, so that’s what we are doing.”

CLICK HERE to find out what Julian Winter said about incoming transfers.

Otherwise, you can watch the full interview below on #HTTV!

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