Huddersfield Town will target Fleetwood Town boss Uwe Rosler should David Wagner choose to leave the club, according to today’s print edition of The Sun.
Wagner was appointed Huddersfield boss back in November 2015 and led the club to a 19th place finish in the Championship last season. After some summer additions, the former Borussia Dortmund II manager currently has Huddersfield in third place.
Huddersfield had an unbeaten start to the season and Wagner won Manager of the Month in the Championship for September. This success did not go unnoticed and Wagner turned down the manager’s job at Bundesliga side Wolfsburg to stay at Huddersfield back in December.
Uwe Rosler got his first job in England back in 2011 with Brentford and came very close to leading the club to the Championship. He then took the Wigan Athletic job in December 2013, before being sacked perhaps somewhat harshly less than a year later.
Rosler than had a very short spell in charge of Leeds United before taking the Fleetwood Town job in July 2016. The club currently sit in 4th place in the League One table, with 19 wins from Rosler’s first 43 games.
Wagner and Rosler could be compared as managers who have taken unlikely promotion-contenders into the play-off positions, albeit in different leagues.
It is understood that Huddersfield Town’s Head of Football Operations, Stuart Webber, is a big fan of Rosler and that he would be the main target should Wagner leave the Championship side.
However it should be noted that Wagner has already turned down one big side to finish what he started with Huddersfield, so may not be going anywhere anytime soon.