HUDDERSFIELD TOWN head coach David Wagner has signed a new two-year deal.
The German, 45, agreed a new contract in principle earlier this month and the terms has now been officially agreed and signed following his return from holiday.
Wagner’s assistant, Christoph Buhler, has also agreed a new two-year contract.
Wagner’s outstanding feats with Huddersfield last term, which saw the club achieve a historic first promotion to the Premier League and return to the top flight for the first time since 1971-72, had seen him attract the attention of a host of rival clubs in England and back in his native Germany.
Aston Villa, West Ham, Wolfsburg and Ingolstadt have all shown firm interest in Wagner in the past year, with a number of other clubs linked with moves and expressing an interest in his services.
But the former Borussia Dortmund 2 coach, who was appointed as Town head coach in November, 2015, has now reaffirmed his commitment to the club and desire to lead them to new heights.
Wagner declared his intention to stay at Huddersfield via his agent Marc Kosicke earlier this month following approaches from a host of clubs in England and Germany.
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 following the departure of Chris Powell.
Both Wagner and Buehler, 43, signed new undisclosed contracts in June last year and Hoyle has moved again to keep them following their stunning success.
Town won promotion to the top flight for the first time in 45 years last month on one of the lowest playing budgets in the Championship via their penalty shoot-out win against Reading in the play-off final.
Wagner pledged his commitment to Huddersfield in December last year after interest from Bundesliga clubs Wolfsburg and Ingolstadt. He had also been linked with the vacancy at Aston Villa in October last year and with Derby in March.
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.