Webber says 'culture change' was needed at Huddersfield Town

John Smith's Stadium

Huddersfield Town director of football operations Stuart Webber says that a shake-up was required at the Championship club.

 

Huddersfield Town director of football operations Stuart Webber has told BBC Radio Leeds that the club's first-team squad required a new challenge ahead of the arrival of David Wagner.

 

In November, Huddersfield made the decision to part ways with Chris Powell in a move which divided opinion at the John Smith's Stadium, and the decision looked like backfiring on the Terriers' hierarchy after the club lost five of their next seven games in the Championship.

 

However, Wagner - who had previously worked with Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund - has steadied the ship at the Yorkshire outfit, although they had lost their last three games before a 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest last weekend.

 

Regardless of their recent results, though, Webber has stressed that he has no regrets in taking what he calls "a massive risk".

 

Webber said: "It was a massive risk but we felt at that point we needed to do something to drastically change.

"We needed to change the culture around the club. It had become a little easy for the staff and for the players."

Huddersfield currently sit nine points ahead of the drop zone in the Championship, with the club in contention to finish in their highest position since returning to the division in 2012.

They host 12th-place Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.

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