David Wagner’s thoughts focused solely on Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner (Picture: Bruce Rollinson).
Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner (Picture: Bruce Rollinson).
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Huddersfield Town’s head coach David Wagner has brushed aside the latest speculation over his future at the club.

The 46-year-old German has been linked with a steady stream of jobs in England and in his home country since guiding Huddersfield to the Premier League last season.

Wagner has most recently been rumoured to be a possible replacement for Antonio Conte at Chelsea.

But he insisted there was nothing to say on his future until after he sits down for his end-of-season talks with club owner Dean Hoyle.

“This is not only how my future is sorted, but the future of the whole football club,” said Wagner, who signed a new two-year contract in June last year.

“This is how we work always and this is how we did it last season and it will be the case this season.

“I have so many things to do and so many things to think about. Even my day is only 24 hours and I have much more important things to do when you work for this club rather than think about anything else.”

Huddersfield can take another big stride towards Premier League survival with a home win against Everton today.

The Terriers’ last-gasp win against Watford in their previous match left them six points and two places above the relegation zone with four games to go.

“All thoughts are regarding Everton,” Wagner said. “We have to perform against Everton and with a good performance we hope for a good result. It’s all about how we perform against Everton.”

Wagner, who will be without Tom Ince, his match-winner against Watford, due to a hamstring strain, refused to look beyond this season when asked about expectations should they remain in the top flight.

“If we stay (up) we can speak about expectations,” Wagner added. “But we haven’t done our job so we don’t have to speak about next season and expectations – it makes absolutely no sense.”

Club record signing Alex Pritchard believes it would rank as a career high if the Terriers can defy the odds and stay in the Premier League.

“I probably think about this every day when I’m in bed,” said Pritchard, for whom Huddersfield paid an undisclosed fee reported to be £10m when they signed him from Norwich in January.

“To stay in the Premier League would mean everything to me. I want to play in the Premier League. “I think every young boy coming up, that’s where they dream to be, in the best league in the world.”