David Wagner pens emotional letter to Huddersfield fans
"I'm sad to be leaving, but I'm immensely proud of what we've achieved," says former Terriers boss
Last Updated: 15/01/19 1:05pm
David Wagner has penned an open letter to everyone connected with Huddersfield, thanking them for taking him to their hearts and making him feel like part of the fabric of the club.
Wagner left Huddersfield by mutual consent on Monday after a 38-month spell in charge where he led the Terriers to the Premier League for the first time, and helped them stay up.
"Together, we have achieved unbelievable things," Wagner wrote in a letter posted on Huddersfield's website.
"We made the dream of Premier League football for Huddersfield Town a reality.
"That only happened because of this incredible togetherness that was unique to this Club and, again, I must thank you, the tremendous supporters of this Club, for making this possible.
"The bond between the players and the fans is something you had to experience to believe.
"I'd also like to thank every player for their efforts on the pitch; ultimately, they are the ones who had to go out onto the grass and make this possible. They deserve all the credit they received.
"Thanks also to every member of my technical staff and the staff behind-the-scenes at the Club. We have some superb people at Huddersfield Town who have played big, big roles in making our success possible.
"My final thanks go to the Board of Directors, and Dean Hoyle in particular. In the same way that I took a chance on this Club, Huddersfield Town took a chance on me; one that has paid off in every way.
"I have a special relationship with Dean that transcends Chairman and Head Coach and he gave me every support he could. We will always be good friends.
"I'm sad to be leaving, but I'm immensely proud of what we've achieved at Huddersfield Town.
"This Club is now in my heart and ultimately, I want what is best for its future.
"I will be supporting them from afar this weekend when Mark Hudson leads the team against Manchester City and I wish him, the staff, the players and you, the fans, all the luck in the world. I hope we see the true Terrier Spirit that we can all be proud of.
"Thank you, [from] David Wagner."