New Huddersfield Town manager Jan Siewart is determined to do things his own way after taking over as Terriers boss from fellow German David Wagner.
There are obvious similarities between the pair with both having worked as the coach of Borussia Dortmund’s reserve side before moving to Yorkshire.
However, Siewart wants to avoid comparisons with his countryman and has revealed that he is looking forward to the challenge of managing Huddersfield.
“Of course there are similarities, but the most important thing is I’m Jan Siewert and I have to do it my way as David did it his way,” Siewert said at his official unveiling.
“We should not compare us two because that’s not possible.”
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“I always did it my way so I can’t be compared to David Wagner because he’s a fantastic manager and had so much success here.
“But now it’s my role here. It’s a new chapter and the most important thing is that I’m used to working with professional players; at Dortmund I had some great opportunities and now I’d like to challenge myself.”
36-year-old Siewart will become the top-flight’s youngest manager and takes over at the John Smith Arena with Huddersfield rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table, 10 points from safety.
His first game as Terriers boss will be a home fixture against Everton on 29 January.