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Huddersfield set to appoint Jan Siewert as manager

Read Sport logo Read Sport 18/01/2019 Luke Weir
a man wearing glasses: Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town - Premier League © Stu Forster/Getty Images Sport Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town - Premier League

Huddersfield Town are set to appoint Borussia Dortmund Under 23 coach Jan Siewert as their new manager with immediate effect, reports Bild, via German Football Daily.

The Premier League side will reportedly pay Dortmund 300,000 euros in order for the German to take the helm of the Terriers.

Terriers chairman Dean Hoyle has history with this kind of appointment after plucking Wagner from the same position in 2015.

Daniel Farke also made the switch from Germany to England when he left the Dortmund academy for Norwich in 2017.

Siewert has been in charge since but is set to make the same transition himself after this weekend’s game against Manchester City.

The 36-year old-has already built up quite a reputation as a promising coach in Germany.

Siewert has previously managed Rot-Weiss Essen in the fourth-tier as well as working with the Germany youth teams.

However, this new challenge appears one of the toughest he could ask for with Huddersfield struggling at the wrong end of the Premier League.

Huddersfield have been looking for a new manager since Monday after David Wagner left the club by mutual consent following their 0-0 draw at Cardiff two days earlier.

The Terriers are on a run of ten games without a win in all competitions and sit bottom of the English top-flight on 11 points, eight adrift of safety.

Should Siewert come in after the Manchester City game, his first test will come at home to Everton and will need to make an immediate impact if his new side are to have any hope of surviving.

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