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Huddersfield identify Siewert as Wagner replacement

Read Sport logo Read Sport 18/01/2019 Elliott Cuff
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Huddersfield Town are interesting in appointing Borussia Dortmund II manager Jan Siewert, and will need to pay €300,000 to land their man, according to The Guardian.

The Terriers mutually parted company with manager David Wagner, who they also signed from Borussia Dortmund II, earlier this month.

Huddersfield have identified the 36-year old Siewert as their ideal replacement for the German-born American coach, who had been at the John Smith’s Stadium since 2015.

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Siewert has been with Dortmund’s second side since the summer of 2017, succeeding now Norwich manager Daniel Farke.

It is understood that Huddersfield are looking beyond someone to simply keep them up this season, and are preparing for the long-term. Chairman Dean Hoyle believes Siewert has the potential to replicate the impact Wagner had on the club.

Siewert has managed Rot-Weiss Essen, who play in the fourth tier in Germany, and been assistant manager at Bochum, who are in the second tier. He has also worked with the Germany under-17 and under-18 teams.


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