David Wagner looks set to return to management in English football, with West Brom closing in on the appointment of the 49-year-old.
The Baggies look set to appoint Wagner as successor to Sam Allardyce, who departed the Hawthorns at the end of last season following relegation from the Premier League.
Wagner’s task will be to replicate what he produced at Huddersfield in 2016/17, after guiding the Terriers to Premier League football for the first time in their history.
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Huddersfield exceeded many expectations that year, and it was a truly remarkable campaign for those who support the Yorkshire club.
Since leaving Huddersfield, Wagner has taken charge of Schalke, winning only 12 of his 40 games at the helm before leaving in September 2020.
West Brom are now set to appoint the German as their new manager, despite the vast majority of the board wanting to go with Chris Wilder instead.
Huddersfield fans will be eager to get back into the John Smith’s Stadium and give Wagner a warm welcome whenever they host West Brom next season.
Despite being sacked in 2018/19, he is still a popular figure at Huddersfield for the remarkable job he did, and many have reacted to the news that he is set to take the West Brom job…
I don’t get why they aren’t giving him a chance, he got us promoted and kept us up on a low budget against all odds
— Seb (@SebHTFC) June 9, 2021
— Sandra (@SANDRA_HTFC) June 8, 2021
Seems likely that #htafc legend David Wagner will be appointed as the new manager of WBA. Following the Baggies’ demotion from the PL only matter of time until we meet up again. We wish DW every success bar 2 particular fixtures should be take over at WBA. https://t.co/p6yZZXWFD6 pic.twitter.com/YadKkOzfoE
— Chris Green (@htafcChris1994) June 8, 2021
He'll get quite a welcome. Deservedly so.
— Mattles (@butterflymatt) June 8, 2021
I’m not crying. You are! 😭
— Jonathan Kenworthy (@jgkenworthy) June 8, 2021
Interesting – sad to see him manage another team in championship- he’ll always be held in high esteem by us at town but not sure it will work out for them baggies #utt
— james moulson (@mooey67) June 8, 2021
League 1 for West brom
— Sports Junkey (@sport_junkey) June 8, 2021