Dean Hoyle admits next season is a “really, really, big one” for Huddersfield Town.
And he believes David Wagner is the man who can deliver the right team on the pitch.
Wagner has player targets at home and abroad for 2016-17 and in addition to providing transfer funds, Hoyle is considering pushing out the wage bill as well.
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So what does he like about the new German head coach?
“I think I have learned more this season about football than any season I’ve been here,” said the chairman.
“We have a new coach who does what he said he would do at the interview stage who has not only identified potential targets in every position, but also believes in and develops the players we already have here.
“David has bought into what the club wants and we’ve bought into his ideas.
“I would say we are one of the fittest teams in the league and we see a togetherness in the squad.
“He is willing to give people chances and it all bodes well for the future because next season is a really, really big one for us.
“I believe we can really take a step forward, there is no reason why we can’t. We know we are short in some areas, but we need to be building now for the long term not the short term.”
Town have five loan players right now whose positions will have to be filled by them or others next term – Jed Steer, Emyr Huws, James Husband, Jamie Paterson and Elvis Manu.
Wagner had four January targets, but deals couldn’t be finalised – one of them because he was so integral to his current club they couldn’t afford to let him go.
“I like David’s ideas, they are very clear and very simple and he gets his views across to the players.
“From the previous game to David’s first match in charge at Sheffield Wednesday, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a step change so big within a week in my life – tactics, formation, desire, the lot.
“It’s about doing the simple things best.”