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We wouldn't have taken the job if it wasn't for Hodgkinson - Cowley.

Byline: ANDREW HAINES @examinerHTAFC

TOWN manager Danny Cowley has highlighted chairman Phil Hodgkinson as the deciding factor in joining the club.

While the switch of offered role from head coach to manager turned the Cowley brothers in Town's direction, Hodgkinson was considered the icing on the cake for the Terriers' new man.

Cowley explained: "I think that Phil [Hodgkinson], pictured, has been brilliant in the process, I have to say. We wouldn't have taken the job if it wasn't for Phil.

"Phil is a Huddersfield Town supporter and that to us is very, very important. He has the club's very best interests at heart. Having spoken to him I know how much this club means to him.

"I know how desperate he is to make this club successful," he added.

Hodgkinson took control of the club during the summer, purchasing a 75 per cent stake in Town from Dean Hoyle following relegation from the Premier League. "Let's be honest, he took the club in a difficult moment when a lot of other people would have shied away from it.

Particularly after where Dean [Hoyle] had been able to take the club in previous years.

"But, in the hour of need he took the club and I know he's hugely ambitious and so wanting to get it right. For us, we're going to work and work relentlessly hard to achieve his objectives."

During Cowley and his brother's first press conference at the helm of the Terriers, Danny offered a parting thanks to Lincoln City's owner Clive Nates.

He said: "I think it's about choosing your chairman, football management. We had Clive Nates at Lincoln City and Bob Dorian before him and Clive had unbelievable integrity. He was honest and an incredible man, someone that I will be forever indebted to and I know Nicky [Cowley] feels the same."

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Sep 11, 2019
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