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Wagner agrees to become new Schalke boss

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Former Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner has agreed on a deal to become Schalke’s new head coach, according to Sky sources.

Wagner who formerly worked as Klopp’s assistant at Dortmund and Huddersfield head coach left the Terriers on mutual terms earlier this season.

The German guided the club to Premier League promotion in 2017 and surprisingly survived relegation in 2018.

However, things went awry in the new campaign as they managed to garner just 11 points from 22 games after Christmas with the club relegated from the top flight under new boss Jan Siewert before the start of April.

Schalke have struggled in the domestic scene in the Bundesliga, sitting 15th after 31 top-flight games a massive contrast to their second place finish last season.

They managed to reach the Champions League last-16 this season where they lost 10-2 to Manchester City on aggregate.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: David Wagner, manager of Huddersfield Town speaks with Aaron Mooy of Huddersfield Town after the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Huddersfield Town at Turf Moor on October 6, 2018, in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Wagner, born in Germany but representing the United States at the international level, played for Schalke from 1995 to 1997 and won the UEFA Cup during his time at the club.