English Premier League: Jan Siewert as head coach

Jan 22 2019 01:48 PM
English Premier League: Jan Siewert as head coach

The club announced on Monday, Premier League strugglers Huddersfield have appointed Jan Siewert as their new head coach following the departure of David Wagner. The 36-year-old has left his role as Borussia Dortmund's reserve-team coach and signed a two-and-a-half year deal with the Terriers, who parted ways with Wagner last week by mutual consent.

The club said in a statement on their website that "Huddersfield Town is delighted to announce the appointment of Jan Siewert as its new head coach,". Wagner had held the same position as Siewert at Dortmund before he was appointed by Huddersfield in November 2015.

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Huddersfield owner and chairman Dean Hoyle said that, "We enjoyed tremendous success under our previous head coach, David Wagner, and we've subsequently appointed a new head coach that bears many similarities to him -- a young, aspirational German from Borussia Dortmund II,"

"Jan feels he can build on what has been achieved here and add to it. We're not ripping up what we've built here, we're trying to add to it and take it to the next level." Huddersfield were promoted under Wagner in 2017 and survived in the English top-flight last season.But they are in anxious trouble this season, bottom of the table with just two wins from 23 matches and 10 points from safety. Hoyle pleaded with the club's fans to get behind Siewert.

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