Retired Hudson to join Terriers' coaching staff

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Huddersfield finished fifth in the Championship but progressed through the playoffs to reach the top flight and Wagner insists he is in no hurry to change tactics this season.

Now they have arrived in the promised land, the official club website has announced that the 26-year-old defender has committed to the Terriers until 2019, following his transfer from German side Dynamo Dresden.

Hudson also won promotion to the Premier League with Crystal Palace and Cardiff City and played almost 500 games in his 18-year career. "Hudson's exact role in the coaching setup will be defined soon and in the interim, he will support the preparations and training for Town's Premier League debut in 2017/18 alongside Wagner and the technical staff".

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His compatriot and boss David Wagner remarked that the contracts extension of Hefele is a big positive on and off the field for the west Yorkshire outfit.

"He is a huge influence in our dressing room, a total professional with a winning mentality, and that was why securing his future to Huddersfield was so important".

"Of course, managing another club you have another perspective on that, to be in the first four or to play (in the) European Cup or for the championship, but we are not in that situation". I know retirement can feel like a sad day as a former player, but he has so much still to give this club and football and that is exciting.

New Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer admits that he will be aiming to achieve security with a mid-table finish in the Premier League this term.

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