Town axe boss after defeat

Huddersfield Town
Huddersfield boss Jan Siewert says he will stick to his football philosophy moving forward after Town earned a 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

Manager Jan Siewert has been sacked at Huddersfield Town after managing to secure just one win in seven months.

The 36-year-old was under pressure going into Friday night’s clash with Fulham after the side’s Carabao Cup exit to lowly Lincoln in midweek and the 2-1 home defeat to Scott Parker’s men was the final straw.

Siewert’s only win as Terriers’ boss came against Wolves in his fifth game in charge last season, but he failed to have any major impact on the side who were relegated from the Premier League back in March and now, after a poor start to the current campaign, he has paid the price.

Chairman Phil Hodgkinson said: “The decision was not one that I, nor the board, took lightly, but I believe it is one that had to be made.

“Jan is a fantastic man and he’s worked tirelessly for this club during his time here, but unfortunately it has not worked.”

First-team coach Mark Hudson, who took interim care of the Terriers after David Wagner’s departure last term, will take charge of the team while a successor is found.