Our big debt to Andrew Watson: Ken Davy

CHAIRMAN Ken Davy says Andrew Watson will be sadly missed on the board at Town .

CHAIRMAN Ken Davy says Andrew Watson will be sadly missed on the board at Town .

Away on holiday at the moment, Davy took time out to highlight the contribution of Watson, who resigned when Stan Ternent departed on Tuesday.

“Everyone involved with Huddersfield Town is extremely disappointed that the departure of Stan Ternent also led to the resignation from the board of Andrew Watson,” said Davy.

“As chairman, I would like to express our sincerest thanks to Andrew both personally and on behalf of the board and all the staff for his tremendous contribution to Town.

“It is all too easily forgotten that six years ago the club was in ruins. After facing financial disaster and months in administration, we were still saddled with debt and no retail or commercial income of any consequence.

“The lottery income was almost non-existent with most commentators assuming the closure of the Academy was inevitable in any rescue attempt and, of course, only eight players turned up for pre-season training.”

Davy added: “This was the massive challenge that Andrew Watson took on as chief executive and into which he threw his enormous energy, enthusiasm and love of Huddersfield Town.

“When he left the chief exec role some three-and-a-half years later, he had helped transform the club into one with a solid infrastructure, a great team spirit and with all aspects consistently delivering year on year improvements, despite at times some less than satisfactory on-field results.

“That Town are in a position to move forward into what we all hope will be a successful future is due in great measure to the dedicated service Andrew has given, firstly as chief executive and latterly as football director and vice-chairman.

“His counsel will be sadly missed from the boardroom and on behalf of everyone associated with Town we wish him every future success.”

 

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