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Former chairman David Taylor becomes Huddersfield Town honorary president

FORMER Town chairman David Taylor has been named honorary president of the club.

FORMER Town chairman David Taylor has been named honorary president of the club.

The accountant, who has just celebrated his 70th birthday, became Town’s eighth chairman in just over a decade in January 2002 following the resignation of Barry Rubery and was at the helm through one of the most difficult periods in their history.

Despite his efforts at reducing losses of £13m, Town fell into administration in March 2003.

Before that, the former Batley Grammar School pupil was a long-serving director between 1993-99, becoming vice-chairman for the final two years of that spell.

Taylor saw his first Town game in 1951 and still watches the club home and away.

Current chairman Dean Hoyle wanted Taylor to receive recognition for his service to Town.

“David became chairman during an incredibly difficult period, and in that time, made a lot of personal sacrifices,” he said.

“Every decision he made during his tenure had the survival of Huddersfield Town at its heart, and he has not missed a game home or away for 20 years.

“His passion for the club is unsurpassed.”

The new role will be reviewed or rolled over after a five-year period.

l Paul Dickov is set to continue as Oldham manager following talks with chairman Simon Corney.

Dickov led League I strugglers to an FA Cup win over Liverpool but was forced to field questions about his future after the 3-2 win at Boundary Park.


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