Next Game

Rotherham v Huddsf'ld

Friday, 26 December 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Last Game

Huddsf'ld 0 - 1 Birm'ham

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Hoyle retains Premier ambition

Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle has reiterated his long-term aim of winning promotion to the Premier League.

Last Updated: 10/03/14 at 14:08 Post Comment

Dean Hoyle: Wants Huddersfield in the Premier League

Dean Hoyle: Wants Huddersfield in the Premier League

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Town have not been in the top flight since relegation from the old First Division in 1970, but lifelong fan Hoyle, who made his fortune from the card retail industry, has made no secret of his plans since taking over as chairman and majority shareholder in June 2009.

"The Sky Bet Championship has once again been a great division to compete in," said Hoyle, who sold the Card Factory in 2010 for a sum reported to be in excess of £350million.

"Our performances have improved, our style of play has been great to watch at times and the team is developing nicely.

"The ultimate aim is to reach the Premier League by improving year-on-year in a stable and sustainable way.

"I believe that the players we have added this season have improved our squad.

"We have a number of exciting prospects for the future and the excellent progress of the development squad and academy is also very encouraging."

Manager Mark Robins replaced the sacked Simon Grayson in February 2013 and has guided the club to 14th place in the Sky Bet Championship.

It is the club's second season in the second tier since winning a penalty shootout against Sheffield United in the League One play-off final in 2012.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Premier League: QPR look for result against Arsenal, Rio Ferdinand in selection contention

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says Rio Ferdinand could be back in the team as the squad is rotated through the festive period.

Premier League: Nemanja Matic says Chelsea can win quadruple

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic insists the Blues can win the quadruple this season.

Premier League: Ronald Koeman facing selection crisis ahead of Southampton's match against Everton

Harrison Reed's impressive display against Everton has given Ronald Koeman a selection dilemma.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property