German club FC Frankfurt are considering approaching Huddersfield Town for the services of their manager David Wagner, with the German having just a €3m exit release clause in his contract.
The German side finished eighth in the Bundesliga after a successful season, but are currently without a manager as Niko Kovac who was in charge of The Eagles has now joined football giants Bayern Munich after Jupp Heynckes retired.
According to Sport Witness, German newspaper ‘Bild’ report that David Wagner is on a two-man shortlist for the vacant managerial position at Frankfurt.
Wagner has done an incredible job since leaving Germany to manage in England, leading Huddersfield to an unexpected promotion in 2017. The German arguably topped that achievement by keeping the Terriers in the Premier League in their first ever season in the top flight.
‘Bild’ report that despite his huge popularity in Yorkshire, Wagner could be tempted in return back to Germany with his wife.
Wagner’s Huddersfield contact does contain a surprisingly low exit release clause if a club approaches for his services, at just €3m. The club have opened discussions about a contract extension for the German, but at present no terms have been agreed.
Frankfurt’s finances are reported to be quite low and if Wagner’s contract situation remains the same, the German side could be tempted to make a move for a manager who would fit the bill as a fitting replacement for Kovac.
Frankfurt have yet to comment on updates of Kovac’s successor, but ‘Bild’ also claim that an unnamed candidate is currently ahead of Wagner in the German club’s wish list.
Huddersfield will hope that situation stays the team, so that they can keep their popular manager for next season in the Premier League.