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Reaction as Wagner leaves Huddersfield – plus Man City v Wolves

Reaction as Wagner leaves Huddersfield – plus Man City v Wolves

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  1. Huddersfield boss Wagner leaves by mutual consent with club bottom of Premier League
  2. Man City will go back to within four points of leaders Liverpool with win
  3. City scored 16 goals in last two outings – against Rochdale & Burton
  4. Wolves are 11th but could go as high as seventh with a win
  5. Wolves drew with City in August and have since beaten Spurs and Chelsea

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  1. Post update

    There were some real good times…

    David Wagner celebrates goal

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    Wagner celebrates play-off win

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    David Wagner celebrates Premier League survival

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  2. Jamie: David Wagner has pushed Huddersfield Town to heights I would never have thought possible. Gutted to see him leave, and wish him all the best.

    Matt: Shocked but not shocked. Such a shame, so many managers bringing the smaller teams up don’t see out the job. Shows how good Chris Hughton is doing at Brighton.

    Angus: Very upset to hear David Wagner leaving today. He’s truly an all time legend and he, as well as all the memories he’s provided us with, will be held close to our hearts. But we need to kick on now and move forward to fight to stay up and continue David’s legacy.

  3. Post update

    You can’t help but think Wagner sounds like a great guy after reading that.

    What an incredible job he did at Huddersfield.

  4. ‘David came to us and made it clear he needs a break’

    Huddersfield Town

    Here’s some more from Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle…

    “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.

    “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.”

    David Wagner

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  5. An overview of Wagner’s spell in charge…

    David Wagner took over at Huddersfield when they were in the Championship on 5 November 2015, following the departure of Chris Powell.

    The German steered the club to safety in the second tier in his first season, before guiding them to the Premier League in May 2017 after a play-off victory over Reading.

    Last season, the Terriers stayed up in the top flight, but Wagner’s departure has come while they are currently eight points adrift from safety at the bottom of the table.

    David Wagner

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  6. Post update

    It couldn’t happen, could it?

  7. Post update

    “Hello there, it’s Sam here.

    “Can you please put me through to speak to your chairman.”

    Sam Allardyce

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  8. Your thoughts on Wagner’s departure

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    What do you make of this decision?

    Huddersfield stress it was a mutual decision – that both parties believed it was right that Wagner leaves.

    Do you agree? Who would you like to see replace him?

    Let us know at #bbcfootball

  9. ‘David has achieved things beyond my wildest dreams’

    Huddersfield Town

    David Wagner

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    Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle has paid tribute to Wagner.

    “Under his stewardship, we’ve 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,” he said.

    “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.”

  10. BreakingWagner leaves Huddersfield

    Huddersfield Town

    But before that we have some breaking news.

    Huddersfield head coach David Wagner has left the club by mutual consent.

    The Terriers are currently bottom of the Premier League with just 11 points from 22 games. They have only won twice in the league this season.

    David Wagner

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  11. Post update

    Leroy Sane

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    It is 11 days since Manchester City beat Liverpool in that belter at the Etihad.

    Since then City have scored 16 goals in two cup games but have not played in the league.

    Tonight they restart their title charge against Wolves after having to sit and watch Liverpool restore that seven-point lead at the top of Saturday.

    Must win again? Quite possibly.

  12. Post update

    Three points? Tick.

    “Over to you, Josep.”

    Jurgen Klopp

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