Next Huddersfield Manager Betting: Big Sam favourite following Wagner exit
David Wagner has become the latest Premier League manager to walk through the exit door after mutually agreeing to leave Huddersfield. Mike Norman has the details of who is fancied to take over at the John Smith's Stadium...
"The Betfair Sportsbook have introduced Sam Allardyce as the 7/5 favourite to take over at the John Smith's Stadium."
Wagner leaves his role with the Terriers rock bottom of the Premier League, eight points from safety after collecting just a single point from the last 27 available.
Sam Allardyce - who has never been relegated as a manager - is the strong favourite to take over.
Wagner to go down in Huddersfield history
Wagner took over as Huddersfield boss in November 2015 with the club in the bottom half of the Championship. The following season the 47-year-old led them to the Premier League, being promoted via the play-offs.
But arguably the German's biggest achievement at the club was avoiding relegation last season when the Terriers were strong favourites to make an immediate return to the Championship. Wagner's men finished 16th in the table with a victory over Manchester United being the highlight of a successful campaign.
But this season Huddersfield have struggled in front of goal and their return of just 11 points is one of the lowest in Premier League history at this stage of the season.
Town chairman David Hoyle called it a sad day for the club and said that Wagner would go down is Huddersfield history.
"His achievements will rightly put him up there in Huddersfield Town history alongside great names like Herbert Chapman and Mick Buxton; legendary managers who changed the face of this club", he said, before adding, "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."
The Terriers are trading at [1.10] in the Premier League Relegation market.
Allardyce the strong favourite to take over
The Betfair Sportsbook have introduced Sam Allardyce as the 7/5 favourite to take over at the John Smith's Stadium.
The former England and Everton boss - who played for the Terriers between 1984 and 1985 - has famously never been relegated from the Premier League, saving the likes of Sunderland and Crystal Palace in recent seasons.
David Moyes, Carlos Carvalhal and Alan Pardew are all rated as 10/1 chances to be named manager in a market where the winner will be determined by any person taking charge for at least 10 games. Former Wales boss Chris Coleman can be backed at 16/1.