Highlights from David Wagner’s three years at Huddersfield Town
- David Wagner’s three-year anniversary at Huddersfield Town
- Memorable moments under Head Coach David Wagner
- Re-watch David Wagner’s first press conference at Town
Three years ago today, David Wagner was appointed as Huddersfield Town’s Head Coach.
As the Club looked for a change of direction, Chairman Dean Hoyle brought in the Club’s first Head Coach from outside England and Ireland.
Upon the appointment, Dean said: “there is definitely an element of risk to this, but that can be managed, and I firmly believe this is the right direction for the Club to go in.”
He was correct as promotion to the top-flight – after a 45 year wait - and Premier League survival quickly followed.
To celebrate the Head Coach’s three-year anniversary, htafc.com looks back at iconic moments under his tenure and put a special commemorative video together; you can watch it below!
5 November 2015 – Appointed as Head Coach
On this day, David Wagner was appointed as Huddersfield Town’s new Head Coach, joining from Borussia Dortmund’s II Team, alongside Assistant Head Coach Christoph Bühler.
In his press conference he said: "For me, it was very interesting when I got in contact with Huddersfield Town. Of course, English football is a very exciting place to be."
You can watch his press conference in full below on #HTTV!
5 December 2015 – David Wagner’s first Town win
A goal from Joe Lolley after 31 seconds, and a late strike from Nakhi Wells secured David Wagner’s first win as Huddersfield Town Head Coach as the Terriers beat Birmingham City 2-0 away from home.
Following the match David Wagner described the performance as “perfect”. You can watch highlights from the game below!
August 2016 – Named Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month
After going unbeaten for the first month of the 2016/17 Sky Bet Championship season, picking up four wins and one draw, David Wagner was crowned Championship Manager of the Month.
The Terriers picked up 13 points from a possible 15 in the opening month of the season. Click here to read the article!
22 October 2016 – Wagner runs down touchline celebrating 1-0 over Derby County
We witnessed David Wagner’s memorable celebration after Elias Kachunga scored a last-minute winner against Derby County at the John Smith’s Stadium.
He ran the length of the pitch to join his players; you can watch highlights from that game below!
5 February 2017 – 2-1 win over Leeds United
Another late winner, this time in the West Yorkshire derby against Leeds United, as Michael Hefele deflected in an Aaron Mooy strike to win the game in the 89th minute.
David Wagner: "The mood is fantastic, everyone has a smile on their face and is happy about this afternoon which we were able to celebrate and enjoy together.”
Click below to watch our special goal cam from the win over Leeds United on #HTTV.
29 May 2017 – Promotion to the Premier League
Christopher Schindler slammed home a historic penalty in the Play-Off Final penalty shoot-out to confirm Town’s promotion to the Premier League; the Terriers’ first season in the top-flight for 45 years!
12 August 2017 – Town’s first Premier League win
Things got off to a great start in the Premier League as Huddersfield Town beat Crystal Palace 3-0 in the 2017/18 season opener. Town’s first ever Premier League goal came through a Joel Ward own goal, before new signing Steve Mounie scored twice.
August 2017 – Premier League Manager of the Month
On 8 September 2017 David Wagner was named as the Premier League Manager of the Month for August 2017 as Town won its opening two games in the top-flight of English football, including an emphatic 3-0 win over Crystal Palace. Click here to read the article.
21 October 2017 – Town beat Manchester United 2-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium
Following the game against Manchester United, David Wagner hailed this moment as his “proudest achievement” as Town beat Manchester United 2-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium.
9 May 2018 – Town retained Premier League status
David Wagner and his team secured the retention of their Premier League status in a 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, prompting huge celebrations!
David Wagner: “This is an absolute over-achievement. It's a bigger achievement than the promotion last season.”
You can now watch highlights from that game below.
Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner is now one win away from 50 at Huddersfield Town.