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Huddersfield Town announce Jan Siewert as new Head Coach

Huddersfield Town announce the appointment of Jan Siewert as its new Head Coach.

The 36-year-old joins The Terriers from German side Borussia Dortmund II, on a two and a half year deal.

Following a playing career in Germany with TuS Mayen, SG Bad Breisig and TuS Montabaur, Jan moved into coaching and has gained experience as a coach in Germany’s international youth sides as well as senior management roles at VfL Bochum, Rot-Weiss Essen and his role as Borussia Dortmund II Head Coach.

Siewert takes charge at Huddersfield Town Credit: Huddersfield Town

I’d like to begin by officially welcoming Jan to Huddersfield Town. I’m tremendously excited about working with him as our new Head Coach.

Let me start by addressing the obvious. We enjoyed tremendous success under our previous Head Coach, David Wagner, and we’ve subsequently appointed a new Head Coach that bares many similarities to him; a young, aspirational German from Borussia Dortmund II.

However, that does a disservice to Jan, who is his own man. There is much more to this appointment than that.

Importantly, Jan also has a proven track record in working with and developing young, talented players through his work with Germany’s younger age groups, at Bochum and at Borussia Dortmund. Everyone knows our preference is to recruit and develop young, hungry players and, again, this fits with Jan’s beliefs perfectly.

– Huddersfield Town Chairman, Dean Hoyle