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Wagner is new head coach for Huddersfield Town

David Wagner Credit: Huddersfield Town AFC

David Wagner will start his new role as head coach with Huddersfield Town on Monday - after watching this Saturday's game at home to Leeds United from the stands.

Wagner joins the Terriers after leaving the German Bundesliga giants last week. Born to a German mother and American father, Wagner enjoyed a playing career as a striker in the Bundesliga – winning the UEFA Cup with Schalke 04 – and also represented the United States internationally on eight occasions.

When he hung up his boots, he studied a degree in Biology and Sports Science at the University of Darmstadt and worked as a teacher before earning his UEFA Pro License.

Wagner started his coaching career with the Under-17s at 1899 Hoffenheim before being named as Manager of Borussia Dortmund II in July 2011 He will be joined at Huddersfield Town by Assistant Head Coach Christoph Bühler, whom he worked with at Borussia Dortmund II.

He will watch Saturday’s game at home to Leeds United from the stand, with Academy Manager Mark Lillis in charge of the game.

Huddersfield Town sack Chris Powell

Huddersfield Town have parted company with manager Chris Powell.

Chris Powell has been sacked as Huddersfield Town manager Credit: Press Association

Powell, appointed in September 2014, has overseen just three league wins this season, with Tuesday night's 2-2 draw at Reading leaving Town 18th in the Sky Bet Championship table.

We have decided to make this change after very careful deliberation. It is made with the long term interests of the Club in mind. It signals a change of direction by the Club and a new approach.

Chris worked to represent Huddersfield Town to the best of his ability; to develop us, improve us and take us forward. He now leaves us well placed for the future challenges ahead.

– Nigel Clibbens, Huddersfield Town Chief Executive

Academy Manager Mark Lillis will now take charge of Huddersfield for the next game - the Yorkshire derby against Leeds United on Saturday.

Goalkeeper extends Terriers stay

Aston Villa goalkeeper Jed Steer has signed a new contract with the club and extended his loan spell at Huddersfield.

Jed Steer has featured five times for Huddersfield Town. Credit: Press Association

Steer, who joined Villa from Norwich in June 2013, has put pen to paper on a fresh deal with the Premier League side which will run to the summer of 2019.

The 23-year-old moved to Huddersfield on an emergency loan in September and has featured five times for the Championship team. He will remain in West Yorkshire until November 11.

"I am delighted to commit my future here at Villa," Steer told the club's official website.

"It's a fantastic place to be - but I am also enjoying getting regular football at Huddersfield Town too. It's been good for my football education."


Terriers sign Aston Villa goalkeeper on emergency loan

Jed Steer Credit: Press Association

Huddersfield Town have signed goalkeeper Jed Steer on a 28-day Emergency Loan deal from Premier League club Aston Villa.

The deal runs until Thursday 8 October inclusive.

The Norwich-born ‘keeper came through the ranks at his hometown club having joined the Canaries as schoolboy. He signed a professional contract at Norwich in 2010. During his time there he had two loan spells making 16 appearances for Yeovil and Cambridge collectively.

In June 2013 he made a reported £450,000 move to his current club Aston Villa to join Brad Guzan and Shay Given, signed by Paul Lambert. He has had recent loan spells at Doncaster Rovers and a second spell at Yeovil Town, both in League 1. He made 13 appearances for Doncaster and 12 for Yeovil last season.

I am really happy to welcome Jed to the Club. He is a young talented goalkeeper who has had some experience out on loan. He has played for two different Premier League clubs and at youth level for his country and we hope that his month with us is successful in every way possible.

– Chris Powell

Former Premier League striker training with Terriers

Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell has revealed that former Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi is training with the club.

Credit: Press Association

The Nigerian international, who is currently a free agent, has also "scored in a behind closed doors game."

Ameobi left Newcastle last summer after 14 years at the club during which he scored 79 goals in 397 appearances.

He joined Turkish club Gaziantep before leaving in December and spending the second half of last season at Crystal Palace.

We'll have a discussion and see where it leads.

– Chris Powell on Shola Ameobi

Huddersfield sign Bournemouth defender on loan

Huddersfield have signed Bournemouth defender Elliott Ward on a one-month loan deal.

Elliot Ward has signed for Huddersfield Town on a one-month loan deal Credit: Press Association

The 30-year-old was left out of Bournemouth's 25-man Barclays Premier League squad after helping them to promotion last season.

Former Norwich and Coventry centre-back Ward could make his debut when the Terriers head to Cardiff in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday.

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