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Olaf Rebbe joins Huddersfield as new sporting director

Olaf Rebbe will take over from former head of football David Moss Credit: PA

Huddersfield have announced the appointment of Olaf Rebbe as the club's new sporting director from June 1.

The 40-year-old, who held a similar position at Bundesliga side Wolfsburg until his departure in April, will "work closely with head coach David Wagner".

Rebbe effectively succeeds David Moss, who left his post as head of football by mutual consent in October after just five months with the Premier League club.

A statement on Huddersfield's website read: "As sporting director, Rebbe will work closely with head coach David Wagner and report to the board on the recruitment of players and the monitoring of football operations such as scouting, analysis, sports science and medicine."

Rebbe's first job in professional football came in 2004 with Werder Bremen, where he held various positions.

He has also worked on football operations for FIFA at the 2006 World Cup and for UEFA at the 2008 European Championship.

Rebbe became the Bundesliga's second youngest sporting director upon his appointment at Wolfsburg in 2016.

Former England keeper Green leaves Huddersfield

Rob Green did not make a single first-team appearance for Huddersfield. Credit: PA

Huddersfield goalkeeper Rob Green will leave the club following the expiry of his contract.

The former England international, 38, who did not make a first-team appearance for the Terriers, will not be offered a new deal.

Midfielder Dean Whitehead recently announced his retirement and will join the club's coaching staff, while the Terriers have extended forward Jordi Hiwula's deal.

"Former England international Green will not be offered a new contract and will now leave the club," Huddersfield said on their official website.

"Town had only three senior players out of contract at the conclusion of the campaign; Dean Whitehead, Robert Green and Jordy Hiwula.

"Whitehead's move into coaching at the club had already been confirmed, and the club has taken up its option to extend striker Hiwula's contract into next season."

Green joined Huddersfield on a free transfer from Leeds in the summer of 2017 following the club's promotion to the Premier League.

The former Norwich, West Ham and QPR keeper was signed as experienced cover for Jonas Lossl and Joel Coleman, but did not feature for the first team.

Town have also taken up the option to extend striker Rekeil Pyke's contract for another year.

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