Huddersfield’s David Wagner wins premier league August manager of the month award

Huddersfield Town’s David Wagner won the Premier League manager’s award for the month of August.

Following an impressive start to their first Premier League campaign, Wagner has led Huddersfield Town to third in the league, behind only Manchester United and Liverpool, on seven points.

Wagner, who guided the Terriers to promotion during his first managerial campaign in England, saw his side open their Premier League account with a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on the opening day.

Wagner, a former understudy toJurgen Klopp, then watched on as his side kept a third consecutive clean sheet during a 0-0 draw with Mauricio Pellegrino’s Southampton.

David Wagner beat a shortlist of Pep Guardiola [Manchester City], Tony Pulis [West Brom], Jurgen Klopp [Liverpool] and Jose Mourinho [Manchester United].

“It’s an honour for me but I’d like to take this award for the whole club, especially my players,” Wagner said. “I’d hoped that we would start well but I didn’t expect it! It’s only the start and now we need to be focused for the next one.”

Should Huddersfield continue their defensive record against West Ham United at the London Stadium on Monday night, they will become the first Premier League newcomers to keep four consecutive clean sheets from as many opening games.

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Huddersfield sign former England goalkeeper Rob Green

Huddersfield have completed the signing of former England goalkeeper Rob Green on a one-year deal.

The Premier League side also have the option to extend the 37-year-old’s contract by a further year.

Green, who had his contract at Leeds terminated by mutual consent, becomes manager David Wagner’s 13th signing of the summer transfer window.

“I think it makes total sense to bring Rob Green in because after Jonas Lossl, who has done an excellent job so far, we have very young goalkeepers with Joel Coleman and Ryan Schofield,” Wagner told the club’s official website.

“I have spoken to Paul Clements and we agreed that we wanted to add more experience to our goalkeeper group.

“I met Rob and he is a very experienced guy and a good guy. He knows the role I expect from him in the next 10 months he’ll be with us. I’m very happy he can join us.”

Green has played more than 600 league games during his career for Norwich, West Ham and Queens Park Rangers.

He featured 47 times last season for Leeds under then-manager Garry Monk, but was made surplus to requirements under new boss Thomas Christiansen.

Huddersfield sign Florent Hadergjonaj on loan from Ingolstadt

Huddersfield added yet another summer signing as they have confirmed a loan deal for right-back Florent Hadergjonaj from Ingolstadt.

The 23-year-old Switzerland international signs on a season-long loan from the Bundesliga 2 side, although the Premier League newcomers have the option to buy him at the end of the season.

Huddersfield boss David Wagner told his club’s official website:

“It was important in this window that we found a real competitor for the right-back position and in Florent we have exactly the right player.”

Huddersfield sign Abdelhamid Sabiri from Nurnberg

Huddersfield Town have confirmed the signing of attacking midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri from 2. Bundesliga side FC Nurnberg.

The 20 year-old has signed a three-year contract with the Premier League club running until the summer of 2020, with the Terriers having an option of an extra year on the deal. The fee is undisclosed.

He joins the likes of Aaron Mooy, Steve Mounie, Matias Jorgensen and Kasey Palmer as the club’s 11th summer signing. Abdelhamid will wear the number 11 shirt at Huddersfield Town, and Head Coach David Wagner expressed his pleasure at getting the deal over the line.

“I’m very happy that we have been able to add Abdelhamid to our squad in this summer window; he is one of the most exciting talents from the German leagues.

We needed another natural ‘number 10’ in our squad and he gives us a good option in all the attacking midfield areas.

“Abdelhamid made a big impression in Germany with his performances for Nürnberg in the second-half of last season. The number of goals he has scored from his position is very impressive, which comes from good football intelligence.

“When I have talked to him, I have been very impressed by how desperate he is to join our club and prove himself at Premier League level. This was a big factor in our negotiation.

“He is still learning the game and his space to develop is huge. If he works hard, like I expect him to do, he could be a high-quality player for this Club. We will give him all the support he needs to help him become the best player he can be.”

Huddersfield Town captain Mark Hudson has retired from playing and moved into a coaching role with the club

Huddersfield captain Mark Hudson has retired ahead of the new Premier League season and joined the top-flight newcomers’ coaching staffvjust four days before the start of the new season.

The 35-year-old defender won his third promotion to the uppermost division in May – the previous two having come with Crystal Palace and Cardiff.

Hudson played nearly 500 games in his career, over 100 of which came across three seasons with the Terriers.

He signed a three-year deal with the Yorkshire club in April 2016 and although his exact role in David Wagner’s coaching set-up is yet to be defined, it was a transition that was anticipated when that contract was penned.

“I’m very happy that Mark is becoming part of my back-room staff,” Wagner said.

“From my first day in England, Mark has been one of the biggest positives. He is a huge influence in our dressing room – a total professional with a winning mentality – and that was why securing his future to Huddersfield Town was so important last April.

As a player and a potential coach, it was vital that we keep Mark here.

“Make no mistake, Mark made a huge contribution to the success this club enjoyed in 2016-17, both through his performances on the field and his influence off it.

“I believe the qualities that Mark has as a person and a footballer should make him an excellent coach. I know retirement can feel like a sad day as a former player, but he has so much still to give this club and football, and that is exciting.

“We will all help Mark as much as we can as he makes the transition into coaching and continues to learn, but I’m sure he will still be a big help and influence on our squad as we prepare for the Premier League.”

Hudson later posted a message on Instagram which read:

“It’s official. I can honestly look back on my playing career with so many amazing memories.

“The players I’ve played with the mangers I’ve worked with and currently working for, I thank you all. “I will miss playing and certainly leading the team out. I am not sad as i am a positive person and know this opportunity doesn’t come around very often.

I will waste no time and give my full attention to the next stage of my career.

“I have to thank all my family and my wife @ml_hudson for the support they have given me and will continue to do so x. Lots to learn.. #happymemories #focused #nextstage.”

Mathias Jorgensen becomes Huddersfield ninth summer signing- the eighth in seven days


Huddersfield have signed Denmark international Mathias Jorgensen on a three-year deal.

The Premier League newcomers agreed an undisclosed fee, reported to be £3.5million, with FC Copenhagen for the 27-year-old centre-half, who is a five-time winner of the Danish Superliga and has 11 caps for his country.
He becomes their eighth signing in seven days.
Terriers boss David Wagner said: “Matthias is another very good signing for our club as we prepare for our first Premier League season. He is a very complete defender with great experience of being successful in every league he has played in, which served us well with the signings we made last season too.”
He began his career at Copenhagen and made nearly 100 appearances before moving to PSV in 2012.

Huddersfield have been busy in the transfer market ahead of their first Premier League season, having already added the likes of Steve Mounie, Laurent Depoitre and Tom Ince in addition to a permanent deal for former loanee Aaron Mooy.

Huddersfield sign Scott Malone from Fulham

Huddersfield Town have signed Fulham defender Scott Malone for an undisclosed fee.

Malone’s capture on a three-year deal, with the option of a further year, brings Town’s tally to six permanent signings in a busy summer.

Malone was named in both the EFL and PFA’s SkyBet Championship Teams of the Year as Fulham reached the play-off semi-finals and he joins for a fee believed to be in the region of £5million, including future add-ons.

Town boss David Wagner told the club’s website: “I’m excited to welcome Scott to Huddersfield Town. Our fans will have seen in our games against Fulham last season what a good player he is and I know his abilities will suit our style of play very well.
“We already have a very good left back in Chris Löwe and a real young talent in Tareiq Holmes-Dennis, but as we enter our first Premier League season it is so important to have competition and the ability to rotate our side, as we did so successfully last season.”

Huddersfield break their transfer record for the third time in two weeks to sign Steve Mounie from Montpellier

Huddersfield Town have signed striker Steve Mounie from Montpellier for a club record fee.

The 22-year-old joins for an undisclosed fee, reported to be  £11.44m (13m euros)plus add-ons.

The Benin international, who scored 14 goals in 32 starts for Montpellier last season, has signed a four-year deal.
Mounie scored 14 goals in 32 Ligue 1 appearances last season, placing him among the top 10 scorers in France, and did not need a work permit due to his dual French nationality.

A deal had been agreed and the striker passed his medical a few days ago, but the announcement was delayed because of the passing of Montpellier’s president Louis Nicollin. His funeral took place on Tuesday.
Huddersfield head coach David Wagner told the club’s website: “I’m delighted that we could sign Steve ahead of the start of pre-season training.

“He has a very exciting combination of attributes that makes his a very attractive proposition as a young striker.

“He has real physical attributes that should be perfect for the Premier League, plus we have already seen his talents as a football in his remarkable season in France.

“We have met and I know he is a great character. For a man of his young age, he already has great experience both in life and as a footballer from his time in France, playing in a high-quality Ligue 1.

“At just 22 years old, he is only going to improve too. Given what he is already capable of, that is very exciting.”
Huddersfield have broken their transfer record three times in a fortnight. Porto striker Laurent  Depoitrejoined for £3.5m on 23 June before Manchester City midfielder  Aaron Mooywas signed for an initial £8m last week.

Huddersfield sign Tom Ince from Derby

​Huddersfield have signed winger Tom Ince from Derby for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around £8.5million, rising to over £11million.

Former England Under-21 international Ince has agreed a three-year deal with the newly-promoted Premier League club having the option of a further 12 months.

“The 25-year-old attacker moves for a fee that will remain undisclosed at the request of Derby, putting pen to paper on a contract that runs until the summer of 2020,” the Terriers announced on their official website.

Ince, son of former England midfielder Paul, is Huddersfield’s fourth summer signing and the third new player to arrive since they secured promotion to the Premier League for the first time.

The Terriers have set a new club record transfer fee twice already this summer following the arrival of striker Laurent Depoitre, understood to be £3.5million, and when turning midfielder Aaron Mooy’s season-long loan from Manchester City into a permanent deal for £8m, rising to £10m with add-ons.

“Everybody in England knows that Tom has high-quality; he has been one of the best players in the Sky Bet Championship for many years now,” said Town’s head coach David Wagner.

“He scores goals, creates them for others and is always a threat when he’s on the pitch, so I’m very happy to welcome him to the club.

“I have spoken to Tom and he has a massive desire to come to Huddersfield Town and play in the Premier League.

“He has had a taste of the division for two short spells and is desperate to show everyone that he belongs in the top division. I think he can be a big player for us.”
“The 25-year-old attacker moves for a fee that will remain undisclosed at the request of Derby, putting pen to paper on a contract that runs until the summer of 2020,” the Terriers announced on their official website.

Ince, son of former England midfielder Paul, is Huddersfield’s fourth summer signing and the third new player to arrive since they secured promotion to the Premier League for the first time.

The Terriers have set a new club record transfer fee twice already this summer following the arrival of striker Laurent Depoitre, understood to be £3.5million, and when turning midfielder Aaron Mooy’s season-long loan from Manchester City into a permanent deal for £8m, rising to £10m with add-ons.

“Everybody in England knows that Tom has high-quality; he has been one of the best players in the Sky Bet Championship for many years now,” said Town’s head coach David Wagner.

“He scores goals, creates them for others and is always a threat when he’s on the pitch, so I’m very happy to welcome him to the club.

“I have spoken to Tom and he has a massive desire to come to Huddersfield Town and play in the Premier League.

“He has had a taste of the division for two short spells and is desperate to show everyone that he belongs in the top division. I think he can be a big player for us.”
Ince joined Derby for £4.75m in 2015 and scored 27 goals in 97 appearances for the Rams.
He scored 31 goals in 100 appearances for Blackpool and had a loan spell at Crystal Palace before moving on to Hull when his contract expired in the summer of 2014.
Ince featured on only seven occasions for Hull and following loan spells at Nottingham Forest and Derby he completed a permanent move to the latter in a £4.75million deal in 2015. He scored 25 goals in a total of 83 appearances for the Rams.
The signing of Danny Williams could be announced within the next 24 hours as Wagner prepares for life in the Premier League.

Huddersfield sign Manchester City’s Aaron Mooy for a club record fee

Huddersfield have announced the signing of midfielder Aaron Mooy from Manchester City for a club record fee that could rise to £10million.
Town have paid a guaranteed record fee of £8m to City for the Australian international, with additional contingencies that could see the fee rise to £10m.
The 26-year old played a key role as the Terriers gained promotion to the Premier League for the first time via the play-offs, scoring four times and grabbing seven assists for David Wagner’s side during a season-long loan.

No work permit is required as the player, who has won 28 caps for Australia, holds a Dutch passport through his mother’s heritage.

He has signed a contract until 2020, with Huddersfield having the option to extend that deal by a further season.
“Everybody who has watched our team in our promotion season knows how huge it is to have Aaron back at the club as we enter the Premier League for the first time,” said manager David Wagner. “I’m sure our fans will be very happy to see him back.

“As I said many times last season, Aaron was right at the heart of our team. When he played well, we usually played well – and won.

“His performances for us understandably brought a lot of interest in him this summer, so it is a big statement that Aaron wants to return to us.

“I think he understands that playing so regularly for us at a good level improved his game too and now he has the chance to be a regular in the Premier League; something that is very exciting for every player.”

Huddersfield manager David Wagner signs new two-year deal

Huddersfield manager David Wagner has signed a new two-year contract, the Premier League club have announced.

Wagner and his assistant Christoph Buehler have been rewarded with improved deals until 2019 after guiding the club to promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their first full season at the John Smith’s Stadium.

“Head coach David Wagner and assistant head coach Christoph Buehler have reaffirmed their commitment to Huddersfield Town after signing new contracts at the club,” the Terriers announced on their official website.

“David and Christoph have put pen to paper on new contracts that will run until the summer of 2019 ahead of the club’s first ever Premier League campaign.

Wagner’s stock has risen sharply since he and Buehler left their roles with Borussia Dortmund reserves to become shock appointments by Terriers owner Hoyle in November 2015 following the departure of Chris Powell.
The Terriers were 18th in the Championship when Wagner arrived and after steering them clear of relegation at the end of the 2015/16 season, he drafted in 13 new players last summer.

As Town’s transformation last season from also-rans into genuine promotion contenders took shape, Wagner distanced himself from vacancies at various other clubs, including Leicester, West Ham and former club Dortmund.

Huddersfield sign striker Laurent Depoitre from Porto  for club-record fee

Huddersfield have completed the signing of  Belgium striker Laurent Depoitre from FC Porto for an undisclosed club-record fee.
The 28-year-old, who has played once for Belgium, joins on a two-year deal with an option for a further season.

Depoitre, who joined Porto from Belgian side Gent in 2016, is the club’s first signing since winning promotion to the Premier League last season.

Depoitre played 13 times for Porto in all competitions last season – including one appearance in the Champions League – scoring twice and providing one assist.

Manager David Wagner described Depoitre as “a proper striker”.

He added: “He scores goals and is a real worker too, so he will fit the ‘Terriers Identity’ very well.

“I am very happy that we have made Laurent our first signing of this summer window.”

During his time at Gent, with whom he won the Belgian league in 2015, he scored 30 goals in 90 matches and was part of the side that reached the Champions League last 16 in 2016.
They broke their previous transfer record last week when they agreed a £10m  deal with Manchester City to sign 26-year-old Australia midfielder Aaron Mooy.