Former Huddersfield boss linked with swoop for Terriers duo – report

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Newly-appointed Schalke manager David Wagner is hoping to persuade Huddersfield Town duo Zanka and Jonas Lossl to join him in Germany, according to German news outlet Bild.

Wagner signed the pair for the Terriers during his three-year spell in charge at the John Smith’s Stadium and it was inevitable that the former Town boss would return to his former club to poach some of their talent following the West Yorkshire side’s relegation from the Premier League.

Both players expressed their desire to leave Huddersfield during the international break in March and Bild suggests that neither player would cost Schalke a great deal of money as Lossl is out of contract next month and Zanka has just a year left on his current deal.

The Danish pair, who are both Denmark internationals, played an integral part in the Terriers squad that survived in the Premier League last season as Wagner guided Town to a 16th-place finish following their promotion via the Championship play-offs.

The German left Huddersfield in January with the club cut adrift at the bottom of the table and Jan Siewert was appointed into the hot seat but was unable to halt the slide.

Both players were dropped after going public with their desire to leave the club with Zanka not making another appearance for Town following the international break while Lossl was left out for three matches before being reinstated for the home defeat to Watford in April.

Their Huddersfield teammate and fellow Dane Phillip Billing also signalled his intention to leave and he too was banished from the squad and did not reappear following the last round of international fixtures.

In their two seasons with Town, Zanka made 65 appearances, scoring three goals for the Terriers while Lossl made 72 outings.

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Author: Sean Makin

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