David urges patience from Town fans
- David Wagner discusses January transfer window
- Head Coach urges fans to stay patient
- Wagner asks supporters to trust in him
Head Coach David Wagner has urged Huddersfield Town fans to put their faith in him as the inevitable speculation surrounding the January 2016 transfer window begins to build.
Lots of names have already been linked with ‘The Yorkshire Club’ in the press and on social media, but the Head Coach is adamant that any potential moves could take all the way up to the deadline of 11pm on Monday 1 February – and that the current squad has big potential.
“I realise there is a big expectation on this winter window. The question about players I am targeting has been the most popular in my first nine weeks at Huddersfield, even though the window hadn’t opened! This is not normal for me, but I am learning it is normal in England.
“Yes, the Club sold players in the summer window and Dean has said to the fans that he will make money available if we need it. He has told me the same, which is OK. This adds to the excitement!
“I would also say again that our current squad is one with big potential and that all the players have developed very well during my time here. They are understanding the ideas I am giving them more and more with every game they play and I am very excited about what is possible with our players.
“My job as Head Coach is to make the current players here as good as they can possibly be and I am convinced there is still a long way to go. The players have been very open-minded and have already taken the first steps forward, but there are many more steps to take!”
“I understand that fans are very excited about the possibilities in January, but during this month I must ask everyone to have patience and to trust in me and the people at the Club to do what is right.
“This winter window is never the easiest to get good players in and we will only do so if everything about the player is right; his quality, his character and the money involved. We will only take players that we are 100% convinced by.
“The best player is not always the one you can get the fastest and I expect any moves can take the whole window or even until the summer, but that is not a problem for me. It does not mean everyone needs to be worried; it is OK.
“Often the best transfers happen right at the end of a transfer window, as I understand has been the case here in the recent past.
“We have identified positions and players that we would like to do business on, but I will treat the Club and Dean’s money as if it is my own. I have told Dean we will only want to spend any if it makes total sense for Huddersfield.”
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