Huddersfield Town announced the departure by mutual consent of manager David Wagner on Monday, and Middlesbrough fans were quick to react to the news on Twitter.
The 47-year-old was often lauded for the job he did with the Terriers having taken them to the Premier League despite ending the season with a goal difference of minus two.
He then kept them there despite not having the biggest of budgets, but after taking only one point from the last 27 available and being knocked out of the FA Cup by Bristol City, the German and the Yorkshire outfit have now gone their separate ways.
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Meanwhile, Boro are well in the Championship promotion picture under Tony Pulis, but the 60-year-old’s negative style of play at the Riverside Stadium has often been questioned even if it continues to yield positive results, and it is no surprise that the attention of many frustrated fans has been caught by Wagner’s departure.
Middlesbrough supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the former Town manager but the following were in agreement that they didn’t want him with one saying “he scores fewer goals and concedes way more than Pulis”, and another simply said “no thanks”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
David Wagner No Thanks #Boro ?♂️
— Jasonn (@JasonHolliday_) January 14, 2019
I’m anti-Pulis but are #Boro fans being serious when they want David Wagner? ?
— Jack Strawberry (@BoroStrawberry) January 14, 2019
Completely I rate it. But he scores fewer goals and concedes way more than Pulis. It's completely hypocritical to replace Wagner for Pulis. Pulis is as passionate as you get. He's way more animated than Wagner Or Ak
— Lee Huskinson (@LeeMundoBoro) January 14, 2019
Only me who doesn't want Wagner if Pulis goes in the summer?
— Ben (@benoliver000) January 14, 2019
People going on about getting Wagner @boro ? Get real , only 56 goals scored and a minus 2 goal difference, finished 5th !! These people saying it are mainly anti Pulis as well , my god get a grip !!! pic.twitter.com/w6rLnauCLx
— Craig (@CraigCraigboddy) January 14, 2019
I personally don’t even want Pulis to go but to answer your question, I wouldn’t want Wagner to be our next manager.
— Ryan Colley (@ryan_colley1999) January 14, 2019
You can’t not like Pulis’ brand and like Wagners as they are similar.. Huddersfield scored 56 goals the season they went up! He doesn’t play an exciting brand of football.. We already have a manager that plays unattractive football so why would we go for the same thing?
— Lewis Thompson (@LewisThompson7) January 14, 2019