Mooy to get new manager as Wagner quits Huddersfield

Socceroos midfielder Aaron Mooy will have a new manager when he returns to action for Huddersfield after the departure of David Wagner by mutual consent.

The Terriers sit bottom of the Premier League after last weekend's goalless draw at Cardiff halted a club record nine straight defeats.

Moving on: David Wagner.Credit:AP

"David Wagner has departed his role as head coach of Huddersfield Town by mutual consent," read a club statement.

"The 47-year-old leaves Town after detailed discussions with the board of directors, with both parties agreeing this is the correct move for the future of the club."

Wagner, who signed a new three-year deal in May last year, led the club into the top tier from the Championship and kept them up last season.

"I'd like to begin by thanking David for all he has achieved at Huddersfield Town over the last three-and-a-half years," Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle said.

Gabriel Jesus was on target for City.Credit:AP

The Brazilian striker tapped in after 10 minutes and struck again from the penalty spot before the break, after Wolves’ Willy Boly was shown a straight red card for a reckless tackle on Bernardo Silva.

After back-to-back league defeats during the Christmas fixtures, City have now won five matches in a row in all competitions and look primed to give chase to Liverpool.

With Tottenham's loss to Manchester United, Jurgen Klopp’s Reds lead on 57 points with City on 53 and Spurs on 48.

"We have played a lot of time with 10 against 11 and we should be more aggressive in our attacking play, but we have a lot of matches in our minds and our legs," City manager Pep Guardiola, perhaps disappointed not to boost his side’s goals tally further, said.

"We were solid and didn’t give away many chances so it is three points to keep the pressure on the team at the top."

PA with Reuters

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