The week before Christmas brought a stressful time for Huddersfield Town as reports emerged in Germany that David Wagner was set to take over at Wolfsburg.
German newspaper Bild got carried away and claimed an agreement was in place, Wagner would be leaving Huddersfield, and all that remained to sort out were the formalities.
There’s every chance Bild just assumed that Wagner would jump at the Wolfsburg job, but a closer look at the situation of the German side in comparison to Huddersfield showed it wasn’t so obvious.
Wolfsburg are a huge club but they’re also a club in a difficult moment and failure would have been a reasonable bet for Wagner.
Speaking to Sky Deutschland, and relayed by Kicker, Wagner has confirmed there was contact with Wolfsburg but nothing overly serious: “There was something, we had talks. But we didn’t negotiate.”
Should Huddersfield gain promotion from the Championship this season then Wagner would surely be enthusiastic to stay, although he does have an aim to return to the Bundesliga one day: “I am a child of the Bundesliga, that is a goal and a dream, but the Premier League is also cool.”
Andries Jonker took over at Wolfsburg two weeks ago and the club are facing a serious battle against relegation.