Huddersfield Chief Firmly Behind Wagner

Huddersfield Chief Firmly Behind Wagner

Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle has reaffirmed his trust in head coach David Wagner despite a slow start to the season. The West Yorkshire side defied the odds by beating the drop last season and many expect them to be scrapping it out at the bottom again in 2018-19.

Huddersfield’s start to the term, claiming just two points from four outings, suggests it will be another tough campaign, however, Hoyle feels Wagner can work another miracle.

Indeed, Hoyle has so much admiration for the German that he admits even if they did suffer relegation Wagner’s job would not be at risk.

Hoyle told BBC Radio Leeds: “I don’t think I can get better than what we have now.
“Even if we have a bad season, which I don’t expect us to do, David will still be the manager.

“If we are relegated he would 100% be the manager next season.”
“My firm belief is that if we have a bad season and with 10 games to go we change managers, then what is that going to do?

“All it is going to do is maybe give you a bit of a bounce. Look at Stoke last season, they did that and they did not get that bounce.

“Continuity and consistency will give you rewards over a longer period and David is a top manager who has performed miracles. He deserves to be rewarded for what he has done for Huddersfield Town.”

The Terriers will have the opportunity to get their first victory of the term when they welcome Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace to the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday.

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