It has been a torrid season for everyone involved with Huddersfield Town, hasn’t it?
From the opening fixture of the year, it was worryingly clear that the Terriers were way out of their depth in the Premier League and so it was of little surprise that they became the first team to be relegated last month after losing at Crystal Palace.
Whereas some sides enjoy playing without pressure, this has not been the case so far for the Yorkshire-based outfit as they have extended their run of defeats in the top flight to nine games. Having been hammered in their previous two outings against Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur, you wouldn’t blame the club’s supporters for wanting the 2018/19 campaign to come to a premature close.
With an incredibly important summer ahead for the Terriers, the last thing that they need is rumours swirling about the possibility of a change of ownership. However, this is exactly what is happening as owner Dean Hoyle has reportedly received a bid for the club in the region of £50m from an unknown consortium and may be willing to negotiate in the summer (via the Daily Star). If this is indeed the case, the 52-year-old must reconsider his stance on a future takeover as if Huddersfield fall into the wrong hands, they could be unwillingly heading towards disaster.
In the past decade alone, Portsmouth and Charlton Athletic have fell victim of a change in ownership which has resulted in relegation to the third tier just years after they were competing in England’s top division. The last thing that any Terriers fan will want next season is to suffer the same fate as these two clubs and therefore it would be wise for Hoyle to oversee matters in the summer.
Indeed, it could be argued that the businessman’s modest investments over the past two years have held the club back to a certain extent but in reality, it was always going to be a tough task to compete financially with the rest of the Premier League.
What do you think Huddersfield fans? Would you like Hoyle to stay at the club in the summer? Or do you think that it is time he stepped aside? Let us know below.
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