Huddersfield Town have announced that head coach David Wagner has left the club by mutual consent.
The 47-year-old steered the Terriers to promotion to the Premier League in 2016/17 and kept them there last season, as Huddersfield finished 16th on 37 points.
He also claimed the Barclays Manager of the Month award for August 2017 after winning his first three matches in the competition.
This season the team have struggled and at the time of Wagner’s exit are bottom after 22 matches with only 11 points.
"Under his stewardship, we've achieved things on the football pitch that surpass anything in modern memory, and that have gone well beyond my wildest expectations as Chairman and as a fan," said chairman Dean Hoyle in a statement on the club's official website, expressing his gratitude to Wagner.
"Under David's management, we took this Club to the highest position it has held in almost 50 years and created memories that will last forever.
"I had no intention of sacking David this season. Subsequently David - being the great man he is - came to us and made it clear that he needs a break from the rigours of football management.
"We discussed making that change immediately, but he also made it clear that he would give his all for the rest of this season before departing in the summer if we preferred.
"After a long discussion we all felt that David staying at the Club until the end of the season was best, but we’ve kept discussions open and we all now feel that the time is right to part ways."
👏 Thank you for the memories, David.#htafc (AT) pic.twitter.com/SAkD1Ll5tl— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) January 14, 2019
Hoyle said Mark Hudson, a coach with the Terriers' Under-23 team, will take charge of Sunday's Premier League match with Manchester City.