Report: Celtic considering former Huddersfield coach David Wagner

Celtic fans greet the arrival of the Celtic FC team bus at Celtic Park ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and RB Salzburg at Celtic Park on December 13, 2018 in...

David Wagner led Huddersfield Town to the Premier League in 2017 and could potentially be back in the game with Scottish Premiership champions Celtic.

Huddersfield manager David Wagner acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town at Cardiff City Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Cardiff,...

Celtic have added David Wagner to their list of managerial targets with the future of interim coach Neil Lennon still up in the air, according to the Mirror (17 April, page 55).

The Hoops bid farewell to Brendan Rodgers in February when the two-time Scottish Premiership winner walked away to take charge of Leicester City in the Premier League.

 

Lennon has done a fine job over the last two months, leading Celtic to the verge of a third successive domestic treble.

But it remains to be seen whether the club captain will be offered the job full-time.

Neil Lennon, Interim manager of Celtic looks on ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 31, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

According to the Mirror, Wagner is one potential alternative. The affable German certainly ticks a lot of boxes despite leaving Huddersfield Town when they were bottom of the Premier League table in January.

Wagner, who coached Borussia Dortmund’s reserves before he moved to Yorkshire, has a proven track record when it comes to promoting and developing young players while his high-pressing style and impressive man-management style has apparently impressed the Celtic chiefs.

However, Wagner’s stock fell somewhat during a dreadful first half of the 2018/19 season which paved the way for Huddersfield’s relegation.

Huddersfield manager David Wagner waves to the fans after the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town at Cardiff City Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Cardiff, United...

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