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Huddersfield sack manager Siewert

Jan Siewert - Only one win as Town boss Photo: Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town have sacked their manager Jan Siewert after just three league matches of the new season.

The announcement was made within minutes of the final whistle after Town lost 2-1 at home to promotion favourites Fulham.

Siewert won just one match since taking charge of Huddersfield Town in January.

He oversaw their relegation from the Premier League. And the side have made a poor start to life back in the Championship, losing two games and drawing one.

The Terriers were also dumped out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night after losing 1-0 at home to League One Lincoln City.

The side have not won a game since February.

Huddersfield Town has this evening terminated the contract of Head Coach Jan Siewert with immediate effect.

Siewert joined the Club from Borussia Dortmund in January 2019 in the Club’s ultimately unsuccessful fight against relegation from the Premier League and led the team in the first four competitive games of the new season, with his final game in charge being the Sky Bet Championship defeat to Fulham on Friday evening.

No further comment will be made this evening."

– Huddersfield Town Club Statement

Huddersfield lost 2-1 to Fulham. Aleksandar Mitrovic put the Cottagers one-up after a wayward clearance from Town's Juninho Bacuna.

Karlan Grant equalised within minutes. But Ivan Cavaliero curled in Fulham's winner 10 minutes from time.

Siewert arrived at Huddersfield to replace fellow German David Wagner who resigned from the job after guiding Town to the top flight and kept them up despite being the bookies' favourites to go back down.

But the second season in the Premier League proved more difficult, prompting Town to search for another manager and again looking towards Germany for his replacement.

The decision to make this latest managerial change comes just weeks after a change in the boardroom.

Phil Hodgkinson started in his new role as club Chairman, taking over from Dean Hoyle, who stepped down from the club in the summer.

New chairman Phil Hodgkinson with predecessor Dean Hoyle Credit: Huddersfield Town