Huddersfield boss Wagner reveals he rejected several Bundesliga clubs

Date published: Wednesday 27th December 2017 5:11

Huddersfield boss David Wagner has revealed that he has turned down multiple advances from Bundesliga clubs to stay in West Yorkshire.

The Terriers were the fairytale story of English football in 2016/17 as they overturned their routine of battling for Championship safety to secure promotion to the Premier League on a minuscule budget.

They have settled into life in the top flight admirably too, currently sitting in 11th place, six points off the drop zone.

Wagner revealed to German outlet Süddeutsche Zeitung that he did have the chance to move back to Germany, however.

“There have been several opportunities to speak with clubs from the Bundesliga, but as always in life it’s about timing,” Wagner said.

“So far, the right moment has not come to leave this wonderful club. What has happened at Huddersfield Town is too big, and the Premier League is too exciting.

“From the first day we had been given the position in the Premier League like FC Cologne (bottom of the Bundesliga with six points from 17 games), but so far we have shown that this forecast is wrong.”

The former Dortmund employee also heaped praise upon another Premier League manager – but not his best friend Jurgen Klopp, rather Man City boss Pep Guardiola.

“The Mystery Premier League accounts for the number of outstanding players and coaches, and nowhere is the quality denser.

“[Man City are] Crazy, the club is just top, top, top quality. Pep has managed again what he did with Bayern: to raise the game to a new level.

“City has the perfect professionals for its style of play; the speed, the technique and the interaction are remarkable, and everything looks altruistic despite the many stars – absolute masterclass.”

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