David Wagner happy at Huddersfield despite recent speculation

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner celebrates with Elias Kachunga after Michael Hefele (not pictured) scores their first goal

Wagner considers speculation over his job at Town a 'waste of energy' and instead chooses to focus on the next match.

Huddersfield Town manager David WagnerHuddersfield Town manager David Wagner

Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner feels he is "in the right place" at the club, despite speculation linking him with Derby and Aston Villa recently, according to comments in the Examiner.

Town will resume their Championship campaign as table-leaders and will face Sheffield Wednesday at John Smith's Stadium on Sunday.

The Terriers will be seeking their ninth victory from twelve games and will hope to continue their winning streak at home.

A Huddersfield Town fanA Huddersfield Town fan

All the success at the club has had fans and pundits alike speculating over interest from Derby and Aston Villa, who have both appointed new managers this week.

But the German coach is insistent he is focused on his work at his current club.

In his pre-match press conference he said: "I have no problem with speculation - it is part of the business, whether you are successful or unsuccessful.

"But I think everyone here knows I am really happy. I have the feeling I am in the right place at this moment."

Sheffield Wednesday's Gary Hooper in action withSheffield Wednesday's Gary Hooper in action with

Hudderfield are returning from the international break to a winnable string of games against Wednesday, Preston, Derby, Fulham and Birmingham and stand a good chance of remaining in playoff contention ahead of the next break.

Wagner is responsible for what fans have dubbed the "Wagner Revolution" after signing 13 players this summer but the manager feels he still has work to do at the club.

He added: "I am a small wheel in the overall machine of Huddersfield Town - I know I have a responsibility for what happens here and what we have started."

Nigel Pearson manager of Derby CountyNigel Pearson manager of Derby County

Terriers fans were alarmed when there was suggestion from media outlets such as the Mail that the 44-year-old could leave the club to manage Derby or Aston Villa after both clubs axed their managers.

Huddersfield were quiet on the issue for much of the build-up to the new managers' appointments but eventually confirmed Wagner would not be leaving for another Championship club.

And for Wagner, the speculation just serves as a distraction from the job he has ahead of him.

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner celebrates with Elias Kachunga after the gameHuddersfield Town manager David Wagner celebrates with Elias Kachunga after the game

"For me, talking about speculation wastes energy - my focus is this club, the next match and how can we be successful," he continued.

"Yes I am ambitious but this club is too - like me, the club wants to improve, not to stand still. This gives me a positive feeling."

Huddersfield will host the Owls at 12pm on Sunday before heading to Preston North End on Wednesday.

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