Dreams do come true, says Huddersfield chairman
Huddersfield Town’s historic promotion to the Premier League after a penalty shoot-out win over Reading on Monday proves dreams come true, said their ecstatic chairman Dean Hoyle.
The 50-year-old — who sold his chain of greeting card stores for a reported £350million (RM1.9 billion) in 2010 — sat initially in shock in the stand at Wembley before celebrating after Christopher Schindler’s successful spotkick sealed their place in the Premier League for the first time.
The game went to penalties after the match ended 0-0 after extra-time with the Terriers grabbing their place in the elite 4-3 on penalties.
Huddersfield’s promotion is worth at least £170 million across the next three seasons and that figure could rise to in excess of £290 million if the club avoid relegation next season.
“I’m so emotional. To say I’ve been supporting this club since 1969, to be a Premier League team now — dreams come true,” Hoyle told Sky Sports.