Following the arrival of Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, many had believed that the German was going to be working with his crop of assistants while at Dortmund also at Anfield. But one member of his former entourage that has been obviously missing is David Wagner, the new-coach of Championship side, New Huddersfield Town. The 44 year-old was the coach of the Dortmund’s reserve team from 2011 to 2015, and has been Klopp’s closest associate for a while, also serving as the tactician best man during his wedding.
Wagner left Germany at the beginning of this month with talks that an assistant coaching role offer was awaiting him at the Merseyside club, only for him to get appointed as coach of Huddersfield Town. The 44 year-old has refused to disclose if Klopp offered him an opportunity to come work with him at Liverpool, and has stated that a move to the Reds team was never in the books for him, as he still had a running contract with the German club despite Klopp’s exit prior to the start of the new season.
David Wagner declared:
“I think we have very good ideas, similar ideas and of course when he went to Liverpool we spoke about his staff and everything like this. But at that moment I was under contract at Dortmund, so this was not the plan for me.”
Wagner started life at England witnessing his new side lose 3-0 to Leeds United on Saturday afternoon while in the stands. The coach has a daunting task of guiding Huddersfield to safety in the lower-tier League with them currently on 19th position, just 2 points above the relegation zone. Having kept just 2 clean sheets in 15 League matches, the team’s last victory came just once since the end of September, and weekend’s loss marked their 3rd consecutive loss in the League.