‘We’ll get bite back’ at Ter­ri­ers

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Chelsea v Leicester City - BY NEIL GOULDING

CHAIR­MAN Phil Hodgkin­son has backed Hud­der­s­field to turn things around after giv­ing Jan Siew­ert the boot.

The Ger­man coach was fired after Fri­day night’s de­feat to Ful­ham – his 15th loss since tak­ing charge in Jan­uary.

It ended a dis­mal run of just one win in his 19-game spell at the Ter­ri­ers.

The wheels are in mo­tion to find a re­place­ment, with as­sis­tant Mark Hudson in tem­po­rary charge.

Hodgkin­son, who ap­pointed Siew­ert after David Wag­ner’s de­par­ture, ad­mit­ted: “The de­ci­sion was not one that I, nor the board, took lightly, but I be­lieve it is one that had to be made.

“Jan walked into a very dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tion in Jan­uary, some­thing that we were all aware, and mind­ful, of.

“How­ever, I have seen no ev­i­dence of the im­pact on our per­for­mances that I was ex­pect­ing fol­low­ing a full pre-sea­son.

“Jan is a fan­tas­tic man and he’s worked tire­lessly for this club in his time here, but, un­for­tu­nately, it has not worked.

“I be­lieve our play­ers are bet­ter than we have seen so far this sea­son.

“We will work to ap­point a new head coach who can get the best from them and bring an iden­tity back to our per­for­mances.”

AXED Ter­ri­ers sacked Jan Siew­ert after Fri­day’s de­feat

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