15th of January 2019 Author: Johnny Karp
Huddersfield Town are looking for a new manager after David Wagner decided to leave the club on Monday. The manager left the club by mutual consent with the team at the bottom of the Premier League table after having won just two matches since the start of the season. Wagner had led the Terriers to promotion to the Premier League at the end of the 2016-2017 season through the Championship play-offs after having taken charge of the club in November 2015. The German manager, aged 47, then led Huddersfield to a 16th-place finish in th Premier League last season.
This season Huddersfield picked up just 11 points in 22 games, and now they are eight points away from safety. Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle regrets that Wagner had to leave, naming him "one of the greats" of the club. Hoyle said in a statement: "I would like to begin by thanking David for all he has achieved at Huddersfield Town over the last three-and-a-half years. Under his stewardship, we have achieved things on the football pitch that surpass anything in modern memory, and that have gone well beyond my wildest expectations as chairman and as a fan. Under David's management, we took this club to the highest position it has held in almost 50 years and created memories that will last forever."
"His achievements will rightly put him up there in Huddersfield Town history alongside great names like Herbert Chapman and Mick Buxton; legendary managers who changed the face of this Club," Hoyle added. "I had no intention of sacking David this season. Subsequently David - being the great man he is - came to us and made it clear that he needs a break from the rigours of football management. We discussed making that change immediately, but he also made it clear that he would give his all for the rest of this season before departing in the summer if we preferred. I know the term 'mutual consent' is often a byword for the manager being sacked in professional football, but this is a truly joint decision. David has a real, genuine love for this club and, like me, his foremost concern in our talks has been to establish what is best for Huddersfield Town."
Huddersfield Town are currently 2/5 at Bet365 to finish at the bottom of the Premier League table this season.
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It's been obvious the Terriers needed that change and it's also been obvious it's going to happen sooner or later...the question is whether it's been made a bit too late...I think it is.
Wagner have done a great job for the club over the past years and mainly winning the promotion to the PL but I don't think they build over that during their time in the PL and they always have been one of the huge favorites to go down for the last couple of seasons.
But who knows..let's see what the new manager could bring to the club..they could prove me wrong.
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