Huddersfield’s coach, David Wagner has left the club via mutual consent with the club fighting for its Premier League survival.
The German spent three years at the club and achieved the phenomenal feat of keeping them in the Premier League last season when it looked like things weren’t going to end well for them.
“As I had said previously, 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.” said Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle
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. After a long discussion we all felt that David staying at the club until the end of the season was best, but we’ve kept discussions open and we all now feel that the time is right to part ways.
“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.”
Wagner took the club from the Championship to a play-off position and secured promotion before pulling off quite a feat by surviving his first season in the top flight.
Things haven’t been as easy this time around with the team having lost 9 straight games before managing to secure a draw against Cardiff City.
Under-23 coach Mark Hudson will take control of the first team while a replacement for Wagner is sourced.
Huddersfield’s next game is against champions Manchester City.