Huddersfield news: Wagner agrees extension

9 months ago

In the latest Huddersfield news, David Wagner has put pen to paper on a new three-year deal at the John Smith’s Stadium.

The German joined Huddersfield in November 2015 and he steadied the ship during his first campaign as he kept the club in the Championship.

Wagner, who had only previously managed Borussia Dortmund II, led the Terriers to their first ever season in the Premier League via the play-offs during his second season at the helm.

After securing their place in the top-flight Huddersfield weren’t given much hope of surviving from those outside of the club, however, they defied the odds once again by finishing 16th in 2017-18.

The 46-year-old’s exploits last term saw him linked with a return to Germany but he has now ended all speculation by penning a new three-year deal.

Huddersfield can be backed at 11/8 to be relegated with Sky Bet and have also rewarded coaches Christoph Buehler and Andy Hughes with new contracts and the trio will remain at the John Smith’s Stadium until the end of the 2020-21 season.

The Terriers boss admits there is still a lot of work to be done over the coming years but insists it was an easy decision to make.

Wagner told the club’s official website: “The decision to extend my stay at this club was not a difficult one.

“The relationship Christoph, Andy and I have with [chairman] Dean Hoyle, the rest of the board, the staff and the supporters is special. We’ve achieved some incredible things together in two and a half years and now I’m excited about the future.

“We still have a lot of work to do as we adapt to life in the Premier League, but this club and its people have the ambition, desire and attitude to take this challenge on.”