Huddersfield confirm Siewert as new head coach

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Huddersfield Town have appointed Jan Siewert as the club's new head coach on a deal until the summer of 2021.

Huddersfield Town have appointed Jan Siewert as the club’s new head coach on a deal until the summer of 2021.

Siewert arrives from Borussia Dortmund II, where he held the position of head coach, and he replaces David Wagner, who agreed with the club to terminate his contract on January 14.

The 36-year-old Siewert has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal in what will be his first senior job and chairman Dean Hoyle has expressed his delight at being able to land his top target.

‘Jan’s name came to our attention in his previous role as Assistant Manager and Under-19 Coach at VfL Bochum. We first spoke with him over two years’ ago and we’ve kept in communication since, watching his progress with interest,’ he told the club’s official website.

‘His reputation in the game is very good; he’s known as a coach who is ambitious, has many qualities and who has strong philosophies. As such, it came as no surprise to us when he moved to one of the world’s biggest clubs; Borussia Dortmund.

‘I’m so excited about this appointment. Our last three-and-a-half years have been unbelievable, but now we look to the future under a new Head Coach desperate to be a success at our Club.’

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