If your hiring process isn’t broke, don’t fix it?
Huddersfield Town has reportedly requested permission to speak with Borussia Dortmund II boss Jan Siewert, going down the same route they traveled in appointing recently-fired manager David Wagner.
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Bild has gone as far as reporting that Siewert, 36, will join the Terriers for a fee of approximately $400,000.
The 47-year-old Wagner had not managed a first team when Huddersfield hired him from BVB II in 2015. All he did was lead the club into the Championship and then the Premier League before successfully keeping the Terriers in the top flight.
That all changed this season, with Wagner and the club mutually parting ways this week with the Terriers buried in last place and the manager linked to a possible opening at Leicester City.
Siewart was an assistant manager at Bochum before joining BVB II. He’s managed RW Essen in the Regionalliga West, and was an assistant manager for Germany’s U-17 and U-18 sides.
Huddersfield has a murderous run of fixtures left, as points look to be at an absolute premium in erasing an 8-point gap on 17th.