As per one of the latest reports by The Sun, Huddersfield Town’s boss, David Wagner, is believed to be wanted by Southampton in the summer. The report also states that Wagner is desirous to leave the Kirklees Stadium at the end of the season irrespective of whether they manage to refrain themselves from falling into the clutches of the relegation zone this season.
The Saints had recently appointed Mark Hughes as the manager of the club for the remaining fixtures this season after the board had decided to sack Mauricio Pellegrino earlier this month. Pellegrino was sacked after a miserable run of 1 win in 17 Premier League fixtures and Hughes was lured to St. Mary’s to galvanize the players and to make sure they give their best shot for survival.
Southampton are currently placed at the 18th spot in the league standings with 28 points to their name after 30 games. They are 2 points behind the rendezvous zone and are due to face some top quality sides such as Chelsea, Leicester City, Manchester City and Arsenal. Thus, it goes without saying that it would not be easy for Hughes to meet the apparent needs of the club.
However, their recent interest to sign Wagner cultivates a lot of interest, for the German has done a terrific job with the Terries. His appointment by Huddersfield Town seemed to be a gamble at the onset but it has paid off substantial dividends. Not only did he clinch a promotion to the top flight from the Championship with his troops but his side is looking capable of avoid getting doomed at the end of the season.
Wagner has transformed the complexion of the club and his tactical nous has worked wonders for the club. Huddersfield Town might be enduring a sporadic run of form in the league of late but given that they are 3 points above the relegation zone and have fixtures which they could potentially win or at least draw, they must be backing themselves.
However, the 46-year-old doesn’t have a star-studded squad to boast about and if Southampton manage to stay up, they must leave no stone unturned to make Wagner sign on the dotted line. Southampton do have some notable players and there is no denying that. Owing to a managerial experience of 7 years that he has under his belt and the fact that he is keen to stay in the Premier League, the move should be a good one for the Saints and Wagner.