Marcus Evans in 'advanced talks' to take over Huddersfield Town

John Smith's Stadium, home of Huddersfield Town AFC.John Smith's Stadium, home of Huddersfield Town AFC.
John Smith's Stadium, home of Huddersfield Town AFC.
FORMER IPSWICH Town owner Marcus Evans is in 'advanced talks' to takeover at Huddersfield Town, according to reports.

Huddersfield majority shareholder Phil Hodgkinson - who holds a 75 per cent stake - has been absent from the club since November after several of his businesses entered administration.

The Terriers are legally unaffected by those companies entering administration as Hodgkinson's shares are held through PURE Sports Consultancy, which is a separate entity.

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Last month, former chairman Dean Hoyle - who retains a 25 per cent stake in the club - took over as chief executive on an interim basis following the departure of Mark Devlin.

Hoyle has been involved with the day-to-day running of the club for the past two months and reports suggest that he will remain at the club if the Evans takeover goes through

The Marcus Evans Group sold a majority stake in Ipswich Town last August.

The hospitality magnate took control of the Blues in 2007 and sold up to US investment group Gamechanger.

Back in the autumn, Evans was linked with a takoever at Derby County, only for the interest to then seemingly cool.

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