David Wagner saw his two-and-a-half year spell at Huddersfield Town come to an end on Monday night, as he leaves the club sat bottom of the Premier League table.
Still, they’re a whole lot better off now than they were when he took charge, even sitting in the relegation zone. The German performed wonders in his first season with Huddersfield, taking them from relegation candidates to play-off winners, before then retaining their Premier League stats in 2017/18.
However, with just two wins in 22 games and only 13 goals scored, the club have now elected to move in a different direction. Unsurprisingly, Sam Allardyce’s name is one of the first to have been linked with the post, having proven to be a survival expert in the top flight and has never been relegated as a manager from the Premier League.
He has helped the likes of Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Everton avoid danger in recent times, but the 64-year-old admits it is unlikely that he will take over at the John Smith’s Stadium. U23s coach Mark Hudson is the current favourite at 3/1.
Allardyce appeared on talkSPORT this morning to discuss the recent links to the Huddersfield job and appeared to dismiss the possibility. Listen below as the ex-England manager distances himself from the role.