So Huddersfield have allowed David Wagner to go.
The correct thing to do no doubt, with the Terriers up against it in their fight to stave off relegation for a second consecutive season. Bottom of the league, unable to many goals and fresh out of ideas, the parting of ways with Wagner signals a new dawn and a new era for Huddersfield.
Except it doesn't. Because even if Huddersfield bring in Sam Allardyce, David Moyes or another perceived miracle worker, they have made a catastrophic error in allowing a man to leave whose tireless coaching, tactical know-how and fundamental understanding of the game had led them to the most ridiculous of promotions. To where they are now. To actually being relevant.
We've known for a long time that sentiment means very little in this day and age. Players, managers, groundsman, tea ladies - they all come and go with regularity these days. That isn't necessarily a bad thing. Not always. But in this particular case it is.
The question that's embedded in the brain at the time of writing is have Huddersfield forgotten who they are?
Not Wagner though. He had the gumption and character to continue building for the future. And that's seemingly what Huddersfield have lost sight of here by parting company with Wagner. Okay, some signings this season have not worked out as hoped. The forward line has not been good enough. Goals have been hard to come by.
Absolutely gutted to see David Wagner leave @htafcdotcom. Made an impossible dream become reality by getting us into the Premier Legaue. Thank you and good luck in the future! #fairytalestuff #biggerandbetterthings— Jake Thornton (@jthornton0710) January 14, 2019
But reassure the man. Build for the future together and discuss how you're going to move forward and come back stronger. Th
In all likelihood, the club are going down. And they deserve too. Wagner would naturally take some of the flak, but with the German in charge you felt that the future of the club was in safe hands. New players would come in, some would leave and Huddersfield would continue to embrace their footballing identity. Sadly, that's now out of the window.
Source : 90min