The English football club Huddersfield Town and his German coach David Wagner have split up. That announced the bottom of the Premier League on Monday night. The club said in a statement on its website that it was a consensual decision. “I had no intention of dismissing David this season,” club boss Dean Hoyle was quoted as saying. “So David, who is a great man, came to us and made it clear he needs a break from the rigors of football management.”

The 47-year-old Wagner had taken over the Terriers in the second league in November 2015, led in the summer of 2017 sensational to promotion to the Premier League and celebrated in the following season the league. In the current season Wagner could only win twice with his team, with five draws and fifteen defeats. As the 20th of the Premier League table Huddersfield is currently eight points behind a non-relegation zone.View image on Twitter

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“I can not thank David enough for everything he has achieved,” said Hoyle, who spoke of a “very, very sad day”. “Under his leadership, we’ve achieved things on the football field that top it all off in recent memory and that have surpassed my wildest dreams as chairman and fan.” According to Hoyle, Wagner is already a club legend: “His successes, together with big names like Herbert Chapman and Mick Buxton, will rightfully put him in the history books of Huddersfield Town – they are all legendary managers who are changing the face of this club to have.”

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