Dean Hoyle: Andrew Watson ‘should be applauded’

ANDREW WATSON resigned as Town vice-chairman and left the club with a glowing tribute from Dean Hoyle

ANDREW WATSON resigned as Town vice-chairman and left the club with a glowing tribute from Dean Hoyle

The 41-year-old Watson joined Town in 2003 as chief executive and became Ken Davy’s right hand man in 2006, after helping re-generate the club’s commercial activity.

Watson said: “It has been an honour to serve the club as a fan, as a young player for three years and as a director for five.

“I thank Ken Davy for giving me that opportunity.

“Ken, Dean Hoyle and the rest of the board have become great personal friends and that won’t change.

“I am now looking forward to going back to being a Town fan.”

Chairman-elect Hoyle said: “I feel when Stan Ternent came in that Andrew put his neck on the line.

“In today’s society very few people are prepared to do that.

“It hasn’t worked out, but Andrew should be applauded for sticking with his initial thoughts and believing in them.

“As I said, it hasn’t worked out as we all hoped and Andrew has resigned on the back of it.

“But he has contributed greatly to this club and Huddersfield Town are better off for his involvement.

“We obviously wish him all the best for the future.”

Watson was previously at Leeds Rugby League, Everton and Burnley.

 

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