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David Wagner the perfect fit for Huddersfield Town - Dean Hoyle

5 November 2015

Huddersfield Town have appointed David Wagner as their new Head Coach, and chairman Dean Hoyle believes the German's philosophy fits the club perfectly.

Wagner arrives at the John Smith's Stadium after leaving European heavyweights Borussia Dortmund last week, where he was in charge of the club's reserve team, replacing Chris Powell who was relieved of his duties earlier this week.

Read more: New approach at Huddersfield Town leads to Chris Powell's departure

Hoyle firmly believes he has the right man for the job, with the Terriers Chairman telling the club's official website:

“David’s football philosophy is directly in line with that of the club; he fits what we need.

“It is new for us. He will be Head Coach; he is the club’s first from outside the UK and Ireland and he brings a new approach and new ideas.

“He already has firm ideas of where he wants to develop [the club] going forward. He is very passionate and totally committed. He lives and breathes football and that fits the club.”

Borussia Dortmund have built up a large fanbase around Europe over recent years due to their entertaining brand of football, and the ability to bring players through their youth system – something Hoyle is keen to replicate in West Yorkshire.

"His playing style echoes the one that has brought Borussia Dortmund such success over the last five years," the Chairman continued.

"He sets his teams up on the front foot to win matches and I believe that will excite our fans. He understands and believes in the club’s plan of producing and developing its own players. He has trust in young players, which is attractive to us.

"He is up for the challenge of making Huddersfield Town a success on the pitch in the Sky Bet Championship."

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