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Following Fulham, Southampton and Manchester United, Huddersfield Town have today become the fourth Premier League club to have a change of manager since the start of the season.

Slavisa Jokanovic, Mark Hughes and Jose Mourinho have all gone and today, somewhat surprisingly despite being bottom of the league, David Wagner has left Huddersfield after just over three years in charge.

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It’s a mutual consent decision and that usually means a kind way of a manager being sacked. Both partied agreed it was the correct move for the club even though owner Dean Hoyle placed him alongside Herbert Chapman and former Claret Mick Buxton, two who are considered legendary managers of the club.

Hoyle said: “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.

“We discussed making that change immediately, but he also made it clear that he would give his all for the rest of the season before departing in the summer if we preferred. After a long discussion, we all felt David staying at the club until the end of the season was best, but we’ve kept discussions open and we all now feel that the time is right to part ways. ”

Hoyle added: “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. 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. it’s a very, very sad day, but now we have to look to the future, that’s what football and our immediate situation demands.”

The decision has not been met with overall approval for the fans who are fully aware of just how good a job Wagner has done for them, winning promotion in 2017 and then keeping them a year later against the odds. The Huddersfield Town Supporters Association simply said: “Danke David.”

Mark Hudson will stand in as caretaker manager while Sam Allardyce has immediately been declared as the favourite to become the new manager.

It’s certainly a strange decision and the first of the four that I have to say I wasn’t expecting. I know Huddersfield are in a very difficult position in the Premier League but I didn’t think there would be any parting of the ways during this season. Admittedly he looked very emotional during his post-match interview last Saturday at Cardiff but I thought that was solely down to the poor refereeing from Lee Mason that had cost them a potential win.

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