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Hello and welcome to our Huddersfield Town live blog for Wednesday, May 16 .

Things are beginning to settle down after Town's remarkable survival from Premier League relegation, which was achieved with back-to-back draws picked up at Manchester City and Chelsea.

The Terriers finished their maiden Premier League campaign in 16th place on 37 points - a fantastic return for a side written off by all at the start of the season.

Thoughts have now turned to the future of the club and head coach David Wagner.

The German has become hot property after his heroics in West Yorkshire, but the fans - and chairman Dean Hoyle - will be hoping the boss stays for Town's second season in the world's most expensive football league.

Stick with us here for all the latest news and rumours regarding Town, with the transfer window set to open in less than 24 hours.

That's all for today

Thanks for joining us for today’s Huddersfield Town live news blog.

We’ll be back again tomorrow as the transfer window swings open and club’s begin to do their deals.

Jonas Lossl in from

Jonas Lossl has been handed a special in-form card on FIFA 18 after his heroics last week.

The keeper made some sensational stops at Stamford Bridge - including one from fellow Dane Andreas Christensen - in the game which ultimately saw Town survive the drop from the top flight.

Fully deserved.

Chelsea fined for behaviour vs Town

Scenes at Stamford Bridge

Any excuse to get this video out again.

Unbelievable scenes in west London.

Southgate on squad

Gareth Southgate had this to say today after announcing his squad for the World Cup:

I believe this is a squad which we can be excited about,“ he said. “It is a young group, but with some really important senior players so I feel the balance of the squad is good, both in terms of its experience, its character and also the positional balance.

We have a lot of energy and athleticism in the team, but players that are equally comfortable in possession of the ball and I think people can see the style of play we’ve been looking to develop.

The selection process has been over months really, it’s not just been the last few weeks. We feel the team are improving and we want to continue that momentum.

Kyle Walker

He’s still on the plane, despite missing the boss’ call.

England World Cup squad announced

Gareth Southgate has announced the 23-man England World Cup squad heading to Russia in the summer.

The squad includes the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Fabian Delph, while Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere have missed out.

Here’s the full squad:

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Jack Butland (Stoke), Nick Pope (Burnley)

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose (all Tottenham), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Phil Jones (Man Utd), John Stones (Man City), Gary Cahill (Chelsea)

Midfielder: Jordan Henderson, (Liverpool), Eric Dier, Dele Alli (both Tottenham), Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young (both Man Utd), Fabian Delph (Man City), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea),

Forwards: Raheem Sterling (Man City), Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Man Utd), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal).

Ray Wilson dies

May 1964: Footballer Ray Wilson a member of the World Cup winning team playing for England. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
May 1964: Footballer Ray Wilson a member of the World Cup winning team playing for England. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Tragic news has just broken that former Huddersfield Town player and England World Cup winner Ray Wilson has died.

The outstanding left back has died at the age of 83, having battled Alzheimer’s for several years,

Our thoughts go out to Wilson’s family at this time.

All the latest news can be found here.

England squad

England manager Gareth Southgate
England manager Gareth Southgate

We were expecting the England squad announcement at 1pm, but half an hour later there’s still no confirmation from Southgate.

Jack Wilshere and Joe Hart have been rumoured to have not made the cut, while Alfie Mawson, Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been ruled out with injury.

Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon is said to have not made the cut either.

West Ham to appoint successor in "next 10 days"

Looks like West Ham have a manager lined up to take over from Moyes, with the club claiming they will have appointed his replacement in the next 10 days.

Manuel Pellegrini is odds-on favourite to take over at 11/10, with Paulo Fonseca second in the SkyBet’s odds at 6/4

Joint-chairman David Sullivan’s full statement read:

I would like to place on record my sincere thanks to David Moyes and his staff for achieving the target of keeping West Ham United in the Premier League.

Throughout his time here, David has carried himself with dignity and honesty and we have all found him to be a pleasure to work with. He, Alan, Stuart and Billy accepted the challenge and attacked it head on, turning around a difficult situation. They deserve great respect for the job they have done and they leave the Club with our best wishes.

When David and his team arrived, it was the wish of both parties that the focus be only on the six months until the end of the season, at which point a decision would be made with regards to the future. Having taken stock of the situation and reflected now the campaign is complete, we feel that it is right to move in a different direction.

We are already taking steps to identify and recruit the manager we believe can take West Ham United forward in line with our ambitions. We aim to appoint a high-calibre figure who we feel will lead the club into an exciting future for our loyal supporters within the next ten days.

BREAKING: David Moyes leaves

West Ham United manager David Moyes with assistant manager Stuart Pearce
West Ham United manager David Moyes with assistant manager Stuart Pearce

West Ham manager David Moyes has left the London club after his short-term contract was not extended.

The former Everton and Manchester United boss kept the Hammers up this season after a dreadful start to the campaign, winning nine of 31 matches at the helm.

The backroom staff of Alan Irvine, Billy McKinlay and Stuart Pearce have left with Moyes.

England squad

Gareth Southgate, England manager
Gareth Southgate, England manager

We’re getting closer to Gareth Southgate’s England squad announcement now.

The boss is due to face the media at 1pm to release the 23-man selection, but it has been rumoured that Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere have not made the plane to Russia.

Hopefully there’s room for Jonathan Hogg...

Rumoured: Donis Avdijaj

Earlier we brought you news that Town were interested in Kosovan midfielder Donis Avdijaj.

Here’s what those reports linking him to West Yorkshire claim.

Allardyce payout is £6 million

Everton will pay sacked manager Sam Allardyce £6 million because he still had a year left on his current deal. This means that Allardyce has made £9 million in 6 months working at Everton.

To put that into context Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola are on £15 million a year at Manchester United and Manchester City respectively.

Sam Allardyce will have made £9 million from 6 months work at Everton FC. Photo: James Maloney
Sam Allardyce will have made £9 million from 6 months work at Everton FC. Photo: James Maloney

Marco Silva odds on for Everton job

The Portuguese coach is odds-on at 1/2 with BoyleSports to take over at Goodison Park with compatriot Paulo Fonseca the 2/1 second favourite in what early betting indications suggest is a two-horse race.

Louis Van Gaal is the nearest candidate to the Portuguese duo in the market at 16/1 after he fuelled talk of a return to the dugout by claiming he had received a job offer that he ‘couldn’t refuse.’

Full odds with BoyleSports:

1/2 Marco Silva

2/1 Paulo Fonseca

16/1 Louis Van Gaal

25/1 Martin O’Neill

25/1 Mikel Arteta

25/1 Andre Villas-Boas

25/1 Laurent Blanc

25/1 Arsene Wenger

25/1 Carlos Carvahal

25/1 Unai Emery

25/1 Claude Puel

25/1 Sean Dyche

Transfer gossip: Huddersfield Town in race to sign Kosovo playmaker

Huddersfield Town are chasing Schalke forward Donis Avdijaj according to the Daily Mail.

The 21-year-old was rated highly as a teenager but the German club are said to have lost patience with the Kosovo international and are ready to let him go.

Reports suggest he will cost around £2.5 million this summer but Town face competition from fellow Premier League suitors Newcastle United and newly manager-less Everton FC.

Donis Avdijaj. Photo: Steindy on Wiki
Donis Avdijaj. Photo: Steindy on Wiki

Transfer gossip: Man City eyeing Premier League centre-backs

A bidding war could break out as a number of top clubs are eyeing Leicester defender Harry Maguire, reports the Daily Mirror. The paper said the 25-year-old centre back is wanted by Manchester City, as well as a number of other top Premier League clubs, and will be subject of close attention when he plays for England at this summer’s World Cup.

Another potential arrival at the Etihad is West Brom defender Jonny Evans. The Daily Mirror reports the Northern Ireland international could leave the club for £3million following the Baggies’ relegation, with Manchester City in pole position to take the club captain on.

England's Harry Maguire (left) speaks with England manager Gareth Southgate. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire
England's Harry Maguire (left) speaks with England manager Gareth Southgate. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Statement from Everton after Sam Allardyce sacking

A director at Everton, Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale, has said:

“On behalf of the Chairman, Board of Directors and Mr Moshiri, I’d like to thank Sam for the job he has done at Everton over the last seven months. Sam was brought in at a challenging time last season to provide us with some stability and we are grateful to him for doing that.

“However, we have made the decision that, as part of our longer-term plan, we will be appointing a new manager this summer and will be commencing this process immediately. Again, we’d like to place on record our sincere thanks to Sam for his work with us over the last few months and wish him well for the future.”

Everton sack Sam Allardyce

Everton have announced they have sacked Sam Allardyce. More on this when we get it.

England squad

England manager Gareth Southgate will pick his final 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup later today.

There have already been some high profile omissions with jack Wilshere and Joe Hart set to miss out.

Midfield has been highlighted as a key weak area for England ahead of the competition - is there anyone from Town who could fill that slot?...

The squad is expected to be announced at around 1pm.

England Manager Gareth Southgate. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire
England Manager Gareth Southgate. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire