Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner doesn't forget.
Moments after his side earned promotion to the Premier League thanks to a 4-3 penalty shootout win over Reading at Wembley, Wagner was asked if he could have envisaged Huddersfield going up at the start of the season. And while admitting he couldn't have foreseen his side's progress, he was quick to reflect on his fellow manager Ian Holloway's prediction for Huddersfield's season back in August.
Speaking to Sky Sports on the eve of the new Championship season, Holloway had predicted the West Yorkshire club would be relegated, in large part due to Wagner's lack of experience. He explained his prediction to Sky:
I haven’t seen much progression from the club during the back end of last season. David Wagner is pretty inexperienced and if results turn, then they may struggle to turn things around.
Having subsequently led his side to the opposite end of the Championship table, and into the Premier League via the playoffs, Wagner's response this afternoon was both dignified and searing in equal measure. He told the Sky cameras on the pitch at Wembley:
Of course I thought we were able to get more than fighting for relegation. So, by the way, Ian Holloway...all the best for next season!
David Wagner Ian Holloway response
David Wagner just rustled Ian Holloway. Legend. pic.twitter.com/ZNLfU8mZam
— azy (@azymanzur) May 29, 2017
Holloway is currently manager of QPR, who will be campaigning a division below Wagner's own outfit from next August.
In fairness, the former Blackpool manager has taken the piss out of his misguided prediction since last summer. In February, he told Talksport:
I’m never going to live it down, I put them in the bottom three in my predictions [for Sky Sports], but they’ve been absolutely magnificent.
And while there was likely no genuine animosity in Wagner's retort, it made for a wonderful moment for Huddersfield fans who were livid with 'Ollie's take 10 months ago.