Yorkshire news Terriers still feel last vestige of David Wagner's legacy two years after exit MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - The legendary Terriers boss left his post as manager two years ago today. It has felt like an awfully long time since then - but the German's ambition still lives on

Yorkshire news Terriers still feel last vestige of David Wagner's legacy two years after exit MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - The legendary Terriers boss left his post as manager two years ago today. It has felt like an awfully long time since then - but the German's ambition still lives on

Yorkshire news  Terriers still feel last vestige of David Wagner's legacy two years after exit MetiNews.Com
14 January 2021 - 06:30

Breaking News ! The problem with revolutions is that once the adrenaline has worn off and the victory parade has passed through, you’re left standing around going ‘right…what next?’. That’s doubly true when it comes as quickly and unexpectedly as it did for Huddersfield Town under David Wagner. Town were not ready for promotion the Premier League, we can see that now, and yet through a miracle as massive as the one Christopher Schindler’s magnificent right foot delivered to put them there into the top flight in the first place, they earned the right to stay there for a second season. They stumbled and fumbled over the line, sure, with their brilliant early start to the season providing just enough of a platform to allow them to hold on for safety by their fingernails. But with Stamford Bridge taking over from Wembley as the unlikely venue for 2018’s party, they did it. With a game to spare, no less. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Terriers fans were in no doubt as to who was to thank for all their success over the previous two years. “Everything seemed so perfect, from getting promotion, from the fans being on board and engaged and having this charismatic German manager who was loved by all,” then-chairman Dean Hoyle told the Examiner last year. “I was the chairman of a Premier League club that was so united and together. “And then within five months of our second Premier League season starting, after that wonderful match at Chelsea, I’m fighting for my life in hospital and David Wagner is no longer our manager.” The end for Wagner came two years ago today, just a few days after a goalless draw against fellow relegation strugglers Cardiff City. And that was one of their better results of the season: they’d won just three of their previous 32 games stretching back into the tail end of the previous campaign. Wagner’s departure was not entirely unexpected, especially to those who knew him best and had seen him grow increasingly despondent over the impossibility and futility of the job he faced. And yet at the same time, it came as a complete shock, especially to a set of fans who had wholeheartedly invested in the cult of personality around their beloved leader. “It is really hard to put that into emotion, if that makes sense. Nobody would have ever thought it would come together so well,” as Hoyle put it.

.” Yorkshire Football App - Town Yorkshire Live has launched a new dedicated football app to bring you the one stop shop for all Huddersfield Town news. Football Yorkshire brings you the latest transfer developments, live match coverage, injury updates and all the daily news from the John Smith's Stadium. You can customise the app to your own preferences and stay across everything you need to know, while joining the debate with Town fans in our comments section. Download the app by clicking here Except Town didn’t get closure. His successor, Jan Siewert, was eminently likeable but far from the forceful personality Town needed to haul everyone back to their feet and prepare for life back in the second tier. Danny and Nicky Cowley succeeded where Siewert failed, overturning a woeful record of just one win and three draws in 23 games between Wagner’s departure and the brothers’ arrival. And then, in an ambitious and risky attempt to recapture the lightning in a bottle they had previously caught by appointing Wagner, the club then swiftly dispensed with the Cowleys after securing safety from a second successive relegation, drafting in Leeds United assistant Carlos Corberan as head coach. After coming back down from the Premier League and immediately finding themselves back in the familiar position of fighting it out at the bottom end of the Championship, it is tempting to conclude by saying that any lasting legacy Wagner could possibly have left behind walked out the door with him and was lost to the wind. Almost nothing at the club is the same as it was when he departed: new chairman, new head of football operations, new chief executive. The players who represent the final vestiges of the Wagner era – Schindler, Juninho Bacuna, Adama Diakhaby, Ben Hamer, Isaac Mbenza, Alex Pritchard – are all out of contract at the end of this campaign and it remains to be seen how many, if any, will be offered new deals. Huddersfield Town latest Sorba Thomas arrives as third signing Town flaw that should be top priority Pritchard linked with Championship move Aarons tipped to make impact In any case, only the currently-sidelined Schindler and Jonathan Hogg, whose tenure at the club predates Wagner’s, stand as an on-pitch reminder of the good old days before gravity finally caught up with the club. But where Wagner’s influence is still felt is in the expectations he set. Any further flirtations with Championship relegation would now be regarded by the Terriers faithful as an unacceptable failure, rather than simply being Huddersfield Town settling back into their rightful place in the natural order of things. Town fans will forever remember what even their unglamorous local club is capable of achieving with some canny signings, a bit of momentum, a lot of incredibly hard work, and an inspirational figure in the dugout. It is in that raising of ambition and licence to dream big that you find Wagner’s most enduring legacy.

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Yorkshire news Terriers still feel last vestige of David Wagner's legacy two years after exit MetiNews.Com


Yorkshire news Terriers still feel last vestige of David Wagner's legacy two years after exit MetiNews.Com


Yorkshire news Terriers still feel last vestige of David Wagner's legacy two years after exit MetiNews.Com


Yorkshire news Terriers still feel last vestige of David Wagner's legacy two years after exit MetiNews.Com

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