Former Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner has been confirmed as the new head coach of Schalke from the start of next season.

The Germany-born coach left the Terriers in January this year, having spent four years at the John Smith’s Stadium having joined the club from Borussia Dortmund II in 2015.

The 47 year old joins the Gelsenkirchen outfit on a three-year deal, replacing interim boss Huub Stevens who took up his role following Demenico Tedesco’s sacking in March.

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Schalke are currently in 15th place in the Bundesliga after a difficult campaign, having finished second last season, but are safe from relegation with two games to play.

As reported by BBC Sport, Wagner said about his new role:

To dive into this world again and help to change the current situation for the better – that is the biggest motivation for me to return to the Bundesliga.

The former United States international played 36 times for the Bundesliga club between 1995 and 1997.