Huddersfield Town have done exactly the right thing in handing a new deal to head coach David Wagner.
That’s the view of former club striker and now Skybet chief Dale Tempest as fans wait for news of further signings and next week’s Championship fixture launch.
Tempest explained: “Clubs who have good, progressive young managers – and Wagner is ony 44 – want to hang onto those people.
“If you feel like your club is moving forward, which Town definitely seem to be under Wagner, then it’s a good move for Town to secure their manager.”
Town have also extended the contract of assistant Christoph Buehler, although the length of deal has not been specified for either of the team chiefs.
Town, of course, will have a big army of backers thanks to the £179 season-ticket offer and they have already signed Rajiv van La Parra, Chris Lowe, Michael Hefele, Ivan Paurevic, goalkeeper Joel Coleman and Development squad keeper Luke Coddington.
“I’m still disappointed Mark Lillis isn’t there still, but in saying that you have to respect the club and their views and if the manager and football side want their own people in, then that’s the nature of the game,” added Tempest.
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“Wagner is trying to bring people in, and has already brought people in, and ever since he stepped into the club it’s felt like a positive change.
“It seems most fans believe exactly that, because there is a progression and a positivity, and it really feels like the club are bidding to kick on from here.
“These are very exciting times for Town fans and, fingers crossed, the next year to 18 months could be fantastic.”