David Wagner leaves Huddersfield by mutual consent as the Terriers sit bottom of the table

David Wagner has left Huddersfield Town by mutual consent after talks with chairman Dean Hoyle.

Mark Hudson will take charge of Sunday’s home clash with champions Manchester City as the search begins for a new head coach.

Chairman Dean Hoyle said on the club’s website: ‘Under David’s management, we took this club to the highest position it has held in almost 50 years and created memories that will last forever.

David Wagner has left Huddersfield by mutual consent, the club has confirmed

David Wagner has left Huddersfield by mutual consent, the club has confirmed

David Wagner has left Huddersfield by mutual consent, the club has confirmed

Mark Hudson, who won promotion with the club, will take charge of clash with Man City

Mark Hudson, who won promotion with the club, will take charge of clash with Man City

Mark Hudson, who won promotion with the club, will take charge of clash with Man City

‘His achievements will rightly put him up there in Huddersfield Town history alongside great names like Herbert Chapman and Mick Buxton; legendary managers who changed the face of this club.

‘As I had said previously, I had no intention of sacking David this season. Subsequently David – being the great man he is – came to us and made it clear that he needs a break from the rigours of football management.

‘I know the term ‘mutual consent’ is often a byword for the manager being sacked in professional football, but this is a truly joint decision.

‘We discussed making that change immediately, but he also made it clear that he would give his all for the rest of this season before departing in the summer if we preferred. 

Wagner helped Huddersfield gain promotion to Premier League for first time in their history

Wagner helped Huddersfield gain promotion to Premier League for first time in their history

Wagner helped Huddersfield gain promotion to Premier League for first time in their history

Wagner argues with the officials in his last game as Huddersfield manager on Saturday

Wagner argues with the officials in his last game as Huddersfield manager on Saturday

Wagner argues with the officials in his last game as Huddersfield manager on Saturday

‘After a long discussion we all felt that David staying at the club until the end of the season was best, but we have kept discussions open and we all now feel that the time is right to part ways.

‘David has a real, genuine love for this club and, like me, his foremost concern in our talks has been to establish what is best for Huddersfield Town.

‘I cannot thank David enough for what he has achieved. Along with his family, he will always be a friend to me and Huddersfield Town.’

Sam Allardyce, Alan Pardew and David Moyes are being tipped as the candidates to replace Wagner as manager. 

Sam Allardyce is known for helping clubs get out of relegation trouble

Sam Allardyce is known for helping clubs get out of relegation trouble

David Moyes is also another candidate being tipped to take over at Huddersfield

David Moyes is also another candidate being tipped to take over at Huddersfield

Sam Allardyce (left) and David Moyes (right) are tipped as replacements for Wagner

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