He gave them something to savour for the rest of their footballing history and now it has come to an agreed end.
David Wagner and the Huddersfield Town board have “mutually agreed” to end their near 3.5yr relationship.
In a surprise announcement on Monday evening, with the build up to Man City vs Wolves very much underway, a statement was released from the John Smiths Stadium.
Perhaps surprisingly – it was stated that a parting of ways was already on the table after the final league game in May.
Town Chairman Dean Hoyle said “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.”
After their Wembley shootout out victory and subsequent PL kick off, Wagner was named Championship Manager of the Year after leading the West Yorkshire side into the top-flight and claimed the Premier League Manager of the Month award in in August 2017 after leading them to a solid 7 point start.
After the promising opening to that particular campaign – it all started to unravel and the stark reality of the task at hand, it appears it became too much for the German.
Somehow though, they managed to drag themselves to a 16th place finish.
The Terriers have just 9 league victories to their name since the end of August…2017.
Back in November they looked to have turned a corner with victories over Fulham and Wolves before a disastrous December and nasty New Year saw them lose 8 on the spin before Wagner’s last game in charge at Cardiff, a 0-0 draw.
Goals have been a serious problem, both for and against.
Whoever comes in has a serious task to even get the Yorkshire club back in contention to remain in the top division, it may make sense for the board to look further into the future and appoint someone capable of gaining promotion once again for after what is sure to be relegation.
One thing that remains after the news. David Wagner will be forever welcome in the town of Huddersfield and will be remembered for years to come after his achievements.
David Wagner image was sourced from; www.express.co.uk/sport/football