Former Liverpool star turned pundit Jamie Carragher has claimed that David Wagner did an impressive job as manager of the Terriers and added that he will be missed by the club.
Wagner parted ways with the Terriers by mutual consent on Monday. From all the team’s in the League this season, Town look like they are the most likely to get relegated.
They are rooted to the bottom of the standings with 11 points from 22 games and are eight points adrift of safety. Under the helm of Wagner, they only scored 13 goals this season which is the fewest out of any team in the top-flight.
Wagner spent the past three years as Town boss and brought them to the Premier League after guiding them to promotion playoff victory during the 2016-17 season. Prior to the 2017-18 season, many pundits and fans expected the Terriers to place last in the Premier League and back straight back down to the Championship.
However, they overcame the odds and secured a respectable 16th place finish on the standings.
Reactions to Wagner’s parting of ways has been mixed. Some feel that the Terriers have been playing a boring brand of football this season and need fresh energy if they want to stand a chance of avoiding the drop.
Others feel that the parting of ways was rather harsh and that no manager will be able to turn around the club’s current situation considering the resources that they have available to them.
Speaking on Monday night football, Carragher paid tribute to Wagner saying:
“I just think it’s sad the way it has ended – I actually believe it was by mutual consent for once.
“I think in most people’s eyes, they’re almost down, although we have seen teams in this position before prove us totally wrong.
“What a story and what a job that man has done, getting Huddersfield into the Premier League and keeping them up. It was always going to be difficult and eventually, they were going to go down at some stage.
“It looks like it will be this season, but he will be remembered very fondly at Huddersfield.
“Who knows if they go down this season, how long it will take them to get back in the Premier League? But what happened there certainly in the couple of years he has been there is as absolute fairy tale.”