David Wagner left his job as manager of Huddersfield Town after a series of nine games without a win, including eight consecutive losses, he left the bottom of the Premier League. Huddersfield said the decision was made by mutual consent after the German held discussions with the council.
"I know the term" mutual consent "is often a word of order for the manager fired in professional football, but this is a truly shared decision," said the president, Dean Hoyle. "David has a real love for this club and, like me, his main concern in our speeches was to establish what is best for Huddersfield Town."
Wagner won Huddersfield in the Premier League and kept them against last season's predictions, but the team only collected 11 points in 22 games this season, with a lack of particularly problematic goals. The sequence of defeats ended in a goalless draw on Saturday in Cardiff, but Wagner left anyway.
"I did not intend to fire David this season," said Hoyle. "Subsequently, David – being the great man he is – came to us and made it clear that he needed a break from the rigors of football management.
"We discussed the realization of this change immediately, but also made it clear that he would give everything for the rest of this season before we leave in the summer, if we prefer.After a long discussion we heard that David staying at the club until the end of the season was the best, but we kept the discussions open and now we feel that it's the right time to separate us. "
Hoyle paid tribute to Wagner, who gained Huddersfield status for the first time since 1972. "Under David's direction, we brought this club to the highest position it has maintained in nearly 50 years and created memories that will last for always, "he said. "His achievements will rightfully put him in the history of the city of Huddersfield along with big names like Herbert Chapman and Mick Buxton, legendary managers who have changed the face of this club."
The coach Mark Hudson should take charge of Sunday's match against Manchester City.