Ismael was only appointed as a permanent successor to sacked former Wolfsburg boss Dieter Hecking in November. But Bild has claimed that a poor run of form, notwithstanding a win over Eintracht Frankfurt at the weekend, has put the Frenchman's job in serious danger.
Wolfsburg find themselves languishing in 15th place in the Bundesliga table and it is suggested that Ismael could be dispensed with after Tuesday night's clash with Borussia Monchengladbach, the final game before the annual winter break begins.
Wagner, a close personal friend of Jurgen Klopp and former reserve team coach at Borussia Dortmund, has certainly impressed since taking over at Huddersfield just over a year ago.
After ensuring the west Yorkshire club survived in the Championship last season, Wagner has taken things on in 2016/17 and currently has the team firmly in playoff contention in search of what would be a first promotion to the English top flight in well over 40 years.
However, despite apparent confidence from Bild on the Wolfsburg connection, local Huddersfield news has rubbished the story, condemning it as 'pure speculation'.
Citing their own sources close to the club, the Huddersfield Daily Examiner has reported that there has been no such approach for Wagner from Wolfsburg or indeed anyone. The club is said to have heard nothing on the subject at all.
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