By Amir Mir
Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle has claimed David Wagner has told him he will not leave the club for another Championship side – but Aston Villa fans on Twitter believe he is lying.
This follows reported interest from Championship rivals Villa, who are said to have shortlisted Wagner to replace the sacked Roberto Di Matteo as manager.
The Terriers released a statement on their official website on Friday, when the chairman revealed that Wagner will stay with the club,despite reported interest from the Midlands club.
Supporters felt the reason why the chairman has released a statement is because an approach has been made by Villa chiefs.
One fan did not believe Hoyle’s comments and felt that German Wagner could therefore be in talks about taking over the vacant managerial post at Villa Park.
However, others were not too displeased with the statement by saying they would be happy for bookies favourite Steve Bruce to be appointed, if Wagner has indeed been officially ruled out.
But another supporter was critical of Wagner by stating, the highly-rated coach was out of his depth anyway.
Here is a selection of messages from Villa supporters on Twitter reacting to the Wagner news:
Not a 2 horse race for me. Wagner would of been a good appointment but I'm happy if Bruce comes in #avfc
— Villa Till I Die (@VillaTill) October 8, 2016
— Philip Henry Roberts (@iamVilla) October 8, 2016
Seems Wagner was the third judging by the timing of Xia saying it was down to two and Huddersfield's statement. #avfc
— Rob Jones (R?) (@UpTheAstonVilla) October 7, 2016
Wagner,, lol, very much out of your depth,, and you know it!!!! #avfc
— Mark Cook (@MarkCoo02796004) October 7, 2016
@Robbb182 no smoke without fire, clearly we’ve made an approach. I personally think money + status talk. Big decision for all parties
— The Holte (@TheHolteTweets) 7 October 2016
@TheHolteTweets could be speaking absolute bs and Wagner could be in talks.. Bristol fans were exactly the same with kodjia
— Harry (@VTIDhazz) October 7, 2016
So if Wagner won't leave Huddersfield apart from Bruce who else is out there to manage villa?#avfc
— craig barrow (@beakervill) October 7, 2016
Wagner has guided Huddersfield to the top of the Championship table, with 25 points from 11 games and eight wins under the belt.
By contrast Villa are struggling in the bottom half of the table, with the Midlands club sitting in 19th place, having picked up ten points and one win all season.
In other Aston Villa news, the club’s star has been passed fit for the Wolves clash, despite suffering an injury on international duty.