Sam Allardyce not in running for Huddersfield manager's job
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 15/01/19 11:29am
Sam Allardyce says he is not a contender for the vacant Huddersfield Town job.
Wagner left Huddersfield on Monday, with the club eight points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League.
Allardyce, who has steered Sunderland and Crystal Palace away from relegation in recent seasons, was installed as the favourite to replace Wagner among bookmakers, with certain odds placing him as short as 2/1.
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But Allardyce told Sky Sports: "I had a spell [as a player] at Huddersfield I really enjoyed [1984-85] and the football club has got great history.
"They made massive progression under David over the last two or three seasons.
"But, you see that the pressure has clearly told on David. He has tried all he can do and does not believe he can go any further.
"When you look at a football club that is in distress, you look about what you could do differently to that previous manager, if you went into the football club.
"The difficulty for me, with Huddersfield particularly, is that no matter what magic I may be able to derive, they have not got enough goals to get them out of trouble.
"The team plays well enough and creates chances but it does not score the goals from the chances it creates, which means losses instead of draws and draws instead of wins.
"That is why they are rock-bottom of the table and I don't think I could change that situation.
"So, for me, it is not the right match."
Former Huddersfield captain Mark Hudson, who served as U23s coach under Wagner, will take charge of the Terriers for their next game, against Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday.