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David Wagner Interested in Vacant AFC Bournemouth Job

Former Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner has expressed an interest in the vacant managerial role at AFC Bournemouth, reports David Ornstein of the Athletic.

The club have reportedly been inundated with applications following Jason Tindall’s sacking last week and will be hopeful of appointing a manager who shares the same promotion ambition as the club itself.

David Wagner Expresses Interest in AFC Bournemouth Job

David Wagner Has Done it All Before

The 49-year-old has experience of taking a Championship club to the Premier League when he guided Huddersfield to the top flight via the play-offs in 2017.

The Terriers became the first team in history that year to be promoted to the Premier League with a negative goal difference, as Wagner’s team showed a ruthless side to their game in securing maximum points in tightly-contested affairs.

Amazingly, the Yorkshire club went on to win the Championship play-offs without a Huddersfield player scoring, with their only goal of the competition came through Sheffield Wednesday’s Tom Lees‘ own goal. Winning both the semi-final and final 4-3 on penalties, Wagner’s side were promoted to England’s top tier for the first time since 1972.

A Desirable Job for the Selected Applicant

The amount of applications that Bournemouth have received suggests that it is a very appealing role in English football. The Cherries occupy the final play-off spot at present, but they still possess a squad full of quality, who are just seemingly lacking in confidence.

The Cherries’ 3-2 win against Birmingham City last weekend, bridged a five-point gap between themselves and Middlesbrough, who had been fancying their chances of entering the play-offs once more. However, they are now nine points off the automatic spots, with the top three starting to break away from the rest of the division.

Bouncing back to the Premier League remains the ultimate aim for the selected candidate, but the first task will be steadying the ship and securing a play-off place.

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