sport news Huddersfield reveal deal is in place to sell club to Phil Hodgkinson

Huddersfield reveal deal is in place to sell club to Phil Hodgkinson, with Dean Hoyle set to step down as chairman after clash

By Max Winters For Mailonline

Published: 20:19 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 20:31 BST, 3 May 2019

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Huddersfield have announced that a deal has been reached for Dean Hoyle to sell the club to Phil Hodgkinson.

After their relegation from the Premier League, Hoyle's 10-year tenure as chairman will come to an end after this weekend's game at home to .

Completion of the sale, which will see Hoyle retain a minority stake in the club, with lifelong Huddersfield fan Hodgkinson stepping into the role of chairman and taking 75 per cent controlling ownership, subject to approval from the relevant football authorities.

A deal has been reached for owner Dean Hoyle (R) to sell Huddersfield to Phil Hodgkinson (L)

A deal has been reached for owner Dean Hoyle (R) to sell Huddersfield to Phil Hodgkinson (L)

Hodgkinson is the chief executive and founder of the PURE Business Group.

A statement from Hoyle on Friday night said: 'My heart doesn't want me to sell the club and I believe the 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

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