Huddersfield Town announce Jan Siewert as head coach
Huddersfield have announced Jan Siewert as their new head coach and has signed a contract running until the summer of 2021.
The 36-year-old joins The Terriers from German side Borussia Dortmund II, where he held the position of Head Coach.
An excerpt of the statement from the club read:
Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle explained the process behind Jan’s appointment to htafc.com:
“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….
“Jan’s name came to our attention in his previous role as Assistant Manager and Under-19 Coach at VfL Bochum. We first spoke with him over two years’ ago and we’ve kept in communication since, watching his progress with interest.
“His reputation in the game is very good; he’s known as a coach who is ambitious, has many qualities and who has strong philosophies. As such, it came as no surprise to us when he moved to one of the world’s biggest clubs; Borussia Dortmund.”
“What was also very clear was that Jan believes in this Club and what can be achieved here. He has turned down several approaches to leave Borussia Dortmund in the past, but he jumped at the opportunity to join us. He believes in our ethos and likes what he knows about Huddersfield Town, which made me very proud.
“In the short-term, we will continue to fight as hard as possible against relegation from the Premier League. We’re not giving up on that.
“We will also plan for the medium and long-term, whatever the outcome. Jan is committed to us and is excited to take on the challenges we have ahead, whatever they look like.