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David Wagner performed 'fairy tale' with Huddersfield, says Jamie Carragher

David Wagner left Huddersfield by mutual consent on Monday

Last Updated: 15/01/19 7:39am

David Wagner has left Huddersfield after just over three years in charge
David Wagner has left Huddersfield after just over three years in charge

David Wagner performed a "fairy tale" with Huddersfield to get them in the Premier League, says Jamie Carragher, and will be missed by the club.

Wagner left Huddersfield by mutual consent on Monday, spending just over three years at the club and guiding them into the top flight via the play-offs in 2017.

Speaking on Monday Night Football, Carragher paid tribute to the man who got Huddersfield into the Premier League and kept them up last season.

"I just think it's sad the way it has ended - I actually believe it was by mutual consent for once," he said. "I think in most people's eyes, they're almost down, although we have seen teams in this position before prove us totally wrong.

"What a story and what a job that man has done, getting Huddersfield into the Premier League and keeping them up. It was always going to be difficult and eventually, they were going to go down at some stage.

"It looks like it will be this season, but he will be remembered very fondly at Huddersfield.

"Who knows if they go down this season, how long it will take them to get back in the Premier League? But what happened there certainly in the couple of years he has been there is as absolute fairy tale."

Huddersfield host Manchester City on Sunday, live on Sky Sports, where Mark Hudson will take charge of the side on a temporary basis.